Kevin Ford

Kevin Ford explores the act of looking in soft focus paintings that allude to the atmosphere of Renaissance pictorial spaces, the narrow depth of field of photographs and the pixelation of zoomed-in digital images. Using a combination of brushwork and airbrushing, the artist blends the languages of Spanish still lifes, symbolism, cartoons and abstraction to bring a sense of historic urgency to overlooked, everyday objects. Ford renders these corporeal and comical objects as barely existing as they bleed into one another, mimicking the visual slippage of images.