My artwork explores the composite nature of identity and information in an online world. I create multimedia works on canvas which merge traditions of painting, photography, and printmaking. To begin a painting, I harvest images from online image searches, advertising, and social media, and I assemble up to 50 found images into a digital collage. Then I use xerox transfer printing to transfer this black-and-white imagery to the surface of my canvas. Using acrylic paint, I color the print in a technique similar to that used by photographers in the early 1900's to hand-tint daguerreotypes. Then I use oil paint to fill in specific areas, such as the figures' faces. The result is a painting that blends traditions of painting, photography, printmaking, and digital collage, and which comments on the hybrid nature of identity in our online world.
AM DeBrincat is a Brooklyn-based artist, curator, and the publisher of ArtFile Magazine. DeBrincat’s work has been included in group exhibitions in the EU, Russia, and throughout the US, and in solo exhibitions at BAU Gallery (Beacon, NY 2016), Box13 ArtSpace (Houston, 2016), Vitrina Gallery (NYC, 2015), Micro Art Space (Cleveland, 2015), Craddock-Terry Gallery (Lynchburg, VA, 2015), and VOLTA NY (NYC, 2014). Recent residencies include MASS MoCA, The Wassaic Project, and Chashama. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, DeBrincat graduated cum laude with a BA in Spanish and English Literature from the University of Oregon in 2001, and received an MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2012.