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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.

Virtual Inanity

Ingmar Apinis

07 July 2018–28 July 2018

With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Virtual Inanity filters the cliched tropes of internet subcultures and digital art through the act of painting.  The high-gloss sheen of post-internet art is discouraged, while mistakes and chance encounters are welcomed to highlight the outdated technology that is the artist’s touch.

The internet has come to play a significant role in contemporary art practices, as both a source of inspiration and a platform for experiencing art, but what happens when the digital world is a reference point for image making rather than the canvas itself?

Image: Ingmar Apinis_2017_Retrograde_acrylic, screenprint and aerosol on canvas


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  • Ingmar Apinis is a Melbourne based artist who completed post graduate studies at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2001. His studio practice translates digital ephemera onto canvas via screen printing, airbrushing and traditional painting techniques. Ingmar’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions at C3 Art Space, Rubicon ARI, Brunswick Street gallery, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art and Margaret Lawrence Gallery.