Bob Burrage

(Ren Faire photos)

Bob Burrage. Painter, programmer, procrastinator.

Artist statement

My work explores the relationship between postmodern discourse, consumerist fetishism and life as performance. With influences as diverse as Wittgenstein, Rousseau and Buckminster Fuller, new combinations are synthesised from both opaque and transparent narratives.

Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the ephemeral nature of the human condition. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes corrupted into a dialectic of distress leaving only a sense of nihilism and the inevitability of a new reality. As temporal forms become reconfigured through emergent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a testament to the limits of our existence.

I have congenital aphantasia and SDAM, which sounds worse than it is, and acquired anosmia, which is worse than it sounds.