For several months of 2014 the artist visited diverse landscapes in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Hamilton recorded his own visual material on location while also collecting found imagery of the destinations online. Using this collection as his palette, Hamilton then meticulously layered, modified and composed the works on view – a combination of his own recorded experience and a sample from the cloud.
Hamilton makes use of technology and found material to create intricate and complex compositions. His work is a response to the impact of digital technologies on the representation of landscape and the effect that this has on our relationship with landscape.
Joe Hamilton holds a BFA from the University of Tasmania and an MA from Melbourne’s RMIT. Recent group exhibitions include The Moving Museum Istanbul, Penetrating Surfaces at The Austrian Film Museum, Like New Landscape at Pablo’s Birthday in New York, Photo 50 at The London Art Fair and Palazzo Peckham in Venice.