The birth and evolution of the digital age had a profound impact on my work as an artist. A myriad of possibilities rapidly became available to make art using new technologies. Concurrently, the information age also ushered in new concerns and vulnerabilities. A new era was upon us, one that will continue to evolve throughout the foreseeable future. 
In 2010, I pioneered the use of QR codes within my work. These graphic codes allow viewers to scan my paintings with their smartphones and get information about the work. Blurring the line between art and commodity, these codes not only reflect the digital iconography of our time, they also serve as my signature. 
As the digital world continues to advance, it also continues to shape humanity, our relationship to technology and our relationship to one another. My work is both an expression and a reflection of this phenomenon. 

Gary Kaleda producing Dialog series, limited edition silver halide prints

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