Albert Puntí

TECHNOLOGY

We are going through the greatest technological revolution in history. A revolution which forces us to rethink the way we live, interact and work. Most of the things that were science fiction fifty years ago, are available now. After computers, digital photography, internet, social networks, mobile phones and trips to space, come virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and artificial intelligence. However, when painting went back to figurativism after the iconoclast phase in second half of the 20th century, it didn't incorporate this technological change. A lot of paintings don't reflect the society we live in: these are paintings of carless cities, people don't carry mobile phones, there are no computers in them, no TVs… These paintings follow figurative models from the 19th or early 20th century. I believe plastic arts, and painting amongst them, should reflect the society we live in. Technology should be introduced in paintings, as well as the gestures and attitudes that technology generates people. In this series of paintings I want to explore the pictorial possibilities offered by technology and pose questions about its socio-cultural impact.