Petra Cortright, ‘its youth ''fat-free vegan’, 2014, Painting, Digital painting on aluminum, Phillips
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Petra Cortright

its youth ''fat-free vegan, 2014

Digital painting on aluminum
48 × 91 1/2 in
121.9 × 232.4 cm
Bidding closed
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Phillips

From the Catalogue:
“I’ve always preferred to have the core of the work be focused on [...] things …

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Petra Cortright
American, b. 1986
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Petra Cortright uses a range of mediums, both digital and analog, to explore the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption. She is particularly interested in video-sharing sites like Youtube: in vvebcam (2007), for example, Cortright recorded herself on a webcam passively scrolling through different effects on the recording device, while a repetitive trance beat played in the background. Despite the video reaching international viewership, Youtube removed it in 2011, due, the company said, to its excessive use of “offensive” language; Cortright tagged the film with explicitly sexual language, a component which the artist considers part of the work. Espousing a rough home-video aesthetic, Cortright often records herself performing simple acts and gestures, such as kicking a football, tugging at a tree branch, or dancing around a bedroom. Her works, which frequently employ effects, filters, or computer graphics, highlight video memes and behaviors common to sites like Youtube.

Petra Cortright, ‘its youth ''fat-free vegan’, 2014, Painting, Digital painting on aluminum, Phillips
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About the work
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From the Catalogue:
“I’ve always preferred to have the core of the work be focused on [...] things like ‘beauty,’ things that are somehow so inherent to the entire human race, yet remain a very slippery thing to define.” - Petra Cortright
—Courtesy of Phillips

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Petra Cortright
American, b. 1986
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Petra Cortright uses a range of mediums, both digital and analog, to explore the aesthetics and performative cultures of online consumption. She is particularly interested in video-sharing sites like Youtube: in vvebcam (2007), for example, Cortright recorded herself on a webcam passively scrolling through different effects on the recording device, while a repetitive trance beat played in the background. Despite the video reaching international viewership, Youtube removed it in 2011, due, the company said, to its excessive use of “offensive” language; Cortright tagged the film with explicitly sexual language, a component which the artist considers part of the work. Espousing a rough home-video aesthetic, Cortright often records herself performing simple acts and gestures, such as kicking a football, tugging at a tree branch, or dancing around a bedroom. Her works, which frequently employ effects, filters, or computer graphics, highlight video memes and behaviors common to sites like Youtube.

Petra Cortright

its youth ''fat-free vegan, 2014

Digital painting on aluminum
48 × 91 1/2 in
121.9 × 232.4 cm
Bidding closed
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