Jackson's Painting Prize 2021
55 x 55 cm
“Jo Berry’s paintings deal with the authenticity of the image in the digital age. This series of paintings look at the CAPTCHA verification images used in computing to establish whether a user is human. They are artificial landscapes, or simulacra having no relationship with the natural world and yet are a familiar part of our everyday digital existence.
By re-photographing and editing these images, visual references become harder to find in the blur of paint. The viewer is forced to find new meaning and a different narrative emerges.”