Conradt’s works draw together various media and reflect his artistic practice, which spans printmaking, painting, and photography. He explains
, “For me, doing
and photo-transfer stuff was a way of getting away from all the meticulousness that comes with painting.” He uses photo-transfer techniques to print images on Mylar that he then manipulates by cutting and repositioning or by adding pigments. In Noise
(2014), the artist has used a photograph of an opulent interior by cutting a portion of the middle of the image into strips. He rearranges those slices to create an abstracted version of the original image, which includes many of the same formal characteristics, but is largely illegible. The golden hues and the roughened surface underscore a sense of nostalgia for a time and place that is now lost. Other works, such as Unaccountable
(2015) and Detritus
(2008), take this to even greater heights by
the image and its easy comprehension.