About this piece:
Witty and lighthearted, this painting offers the kind of screen time on which everyone can agree! In this Super Nintendo landscape, short, horizontal brushstrokes mimic the pixilation of the Nintendo graphics, as though the paintbrush and canvas learn the visual language of a computer. Depicting nature through the visual tropes of technology and video games, this riff on the landscape tradition and incorporation of an ultimately outdated game is both playful and nostalgic. The pair of hands clutching the controller at the bottom of the painting visually contrasts the animated quality of Mario’s world and suggests an outside presence entering the image’s space, just on the verge of altering it with the push of a control key.