Paintings That Highlight Our Technology Influenced Society
These incredibly disturbing paintings highlight our technology influenced society and show just how much we grew apart from eye contact, real human relationships and basic daily face-to-face interaction with other people.
For a couple of years now, drawings, illustrations, articles, and now paintings, have been created in order to portray the huge impact technology has on society and especially the way it changes the lives of children and teenagers growing up today. People are changing, and they’re changing fast. The generation gap is getting even bigger and technology plays a big role in the process.
John Jackson, the artist behind this shocking series of paintings, grew up as an artist in 1980’s NYC and he wanted to show just how much the world has changed since then. He was opposed to social media and all technology-based relationships, until the tipping point of his frustration when he finally had to give in to the fast-pace society we are living in.
“When I finally gave in, I was frustrated at spending so much of my time dealing with passwords, user names, downloading, uploading, updates, GBs, RAM, memory, hard drives, external hard drives, buffering, blah blah blah, etc.,” said the artist.
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“I was searching for a direction with my work, so I channeled and expressed my frustrations with technology into my art by merging the two.”
“I’ve given myself permission to make my most primal, instinctual marks, filtered through decades of artistic and life experience,” John Jackson added. “I think this year I’ll create the best work I ever have. My goal is for it to be original, authentic, interesting and beautiful.”
Be sure to check out John Jackson’s other artworks, right here.