Syntax Gallery is pleased to present LOOP by Natasha Struchkova that introduces a new series of raster graphic images placed in antique frames by the artist.
'Traditionally, old mirrors are thought to retain the reflections of everything they have "seen" in their lifetime.
I supplement antique frames with images that can be considered online archaeological artefacts – animated gifs. The images have been created using volumetric lenticular printing that conveys animation. The imagery from the early Internet era would often portray something undeniably recognisable and natural – a starry sky, rain, or fire – displayed in a loop, an endless animation, a moment that lasts forever.
I wanted to feel this nonlinear interconnection between the times – an old frame, a GIF from the 90s, the ultra-modern lenticular printing technique, and the natural elements immortalised for eternity with the help of the loop function.'