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Alexander Zaxarov
May 5, 2022

Aaron Scheer is a Berlin based visual artist who creates paintings and aquarelles by combining digital and analogue techniques.

Graphic elements and colours taken from software interfaces of everyday digital devices define the personal language of Aaron Scheer. His works look like what the Internet feels like – at least to mere mortals who are content with front-end navigation. Scheer rips familiar elements of the common screen experience out of their context, alienates them to fake the familiar.

As part of a common vocabulary, such elements are overturned and transformed into something else, leading the eye to a care for attention towards the aesthetic dimension of those virtual structures that daily mediate and shape how we experience life, identity, relationships, work and space.

"His compositions tempt one to look for traces of image processing software or AI. Yet almost all of them are based on a white JPG. Like a white canvas: at the beginning a line, a block of color, drawn by hand, a classic image composition. Scheer works without a design. He runs his material through various programs – Photoshop, Mac Preview, Figma, Illustrator. Layer by layer. The status quo is exported as a JPG, no edit file cached. Each command S – a state to which he must respond." — Anna Meinecke

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Alexander Zaxarov
May 5, 2022

Aaron Scheer is a Berlin based visual artist who creates paintings and aquarelles by combining digital and analogue techniques.

Graphic elements and colours taken from software interfaces of everyday digital devices define the personal language of Aaron Scheer. His works look like what the Internet feels like – at least to mere mortals who are content with front-end navigation. Scheer rips familiar elements of the common screen experience out of their context, alienates them to fake the familiar.

As part of a common vocabulary, such elements are overturned and transformed into something else, leading the eye to a care for attention towards the aesthetic dimension of those virtual structures that daily mediate and shape how we experience life, identity, relationships, work and space.

"His compositions tempt one to look for traces of image processing software or AI. Yet almost all of them are based on a white JPG. Like a white canvas: at the beginning a line, a block of color, drawn by hand, a classic image composition. Scheer works without a design. He runs his material through various programs – Photoshop, Mac Preview, Figma, Illustrator. Layer by layer. The status quo is exported as a JPG, no edit file cached. Each command S – a state to which he must respond." — Anna Meinecke

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