Gina Beavers is an artist who lives and works in New York City. He has a bachelor’s degree in study art and anthropology from the University of Virginia (1996), a master’s degree in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000) and a Master’s degree in education from Brooklyn College (2005).
His art revolves around creating paintings and installations based on photos taken from the Internet and social networks and rendered in high resolution. His repertoire is recurrent. Photos tagged as #FoodPorn to tutorials on cosmetics, selfies, etc. Creating almost painting sculpture, since its technique is texture. Accumulation of acrylic material and foam and imbued with an almost cinematic color. The series includes paintings based on the creative realms of body painting, photos of users of social networks, makeup tutorials, memes and selfies. Neorealism of the s. XXI. Exhibits in the Gagosian and also part of the funds of MOMA, New York.
They are visceral paintings, disconcerting, often grotesque. Beavers’ work offers strange and often disturbing visions of our digitally shared lives.
Beavers’ works are both repulsive and attractive. Highlight the gap between our digital and physical life and how we consume, desire and adapt to contemporary culture. By deriving their titles from the titles or comments that originally accompanied their source images. Beavers actively anticipates that their work will be published, shared and shared on online platforms.