Brett Amory is one of America’s most well known up coming painters. In this series, ‘Waiting 101′, Amory’s compositions focus on his relationship with new photo applications such as Instagram and the iPhone. As an artist who has always worked from photographs these new technologies are a departure for him. He no longer has to wait for hours to get the right shot, no longer has to do painstaking research. Now he has the ability to be more immediate, more fluid, more open. Apps have fundamentally changed his work and process. As he says himself:
With my iPhone, I always have a camera on hand. Iʼm able to capture what I experience day in day out. Every morning I wake up and walk to the café for a cup of coffee. On the way I see the same people following their own routines. New technology allows me to document these people as they go about their lives. Capturing the people I see in my neighbourhood on film and later on canvas, is really a documentation of what I do and see on a daily basis. This body of work aims to give the viewer a look into my own experience. Hopefully it opens up a deeper personal exchange between myself and the viewer.
Like his previous series Amory remains drawn to the lost, the lonely, the awkward and as the title suggests he delves into those moments when we are waiting for a new dawn, a new hope, a new possibility. They’re wonderful paintings and if you happen to be in San Francisco next month you can see an exhibition of his new work, ’24 Hours In San Francisco’ at The Sandra Lee Gallery, 251 Post Street, Suite 310, San Francisco from 4th October – 31st October, 2012