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Medium: Cyanotype
Dimensions: 60 x 45cm
Year created: 2016
Location: Hunt Valley
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Toggle Switch DPDT Ryan Hoover

Hoover’s practice employs a range of digital, biological, and traditional artistic media to explore technology and its history reflecting upon the manner in which it structures our society and shapes us as individuals.

The Atlas of Networks is a series of cyanotypes that explore a diverse range of objects and their implied networks, examining their structures and effects in both a philosophical and technical sense. Hoover creates the cyanotypes by playing with photographic techniques which combine exposure to UV light, negatives, washing and treatment to reveal and fix the image. The creative process can be seen in the image with brushstrokes, scratches, and variations in colour, which provide a richness and warmth to each piece.

Biography

Ryan Hoover

Hoover lives and works in Baltimore. He holds a dual degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in Philosophy and Fine Art (Sculpture) and an MFA from the Mount Royal School.