ARTIST STATEMENT: Blake Sandberg makes paintings which treat with these charged issues in our present, our probable future. His images are imbued with our hapless tech dependency, they channel our love/loathing if the media and they using a pictorial vocabulary that Sandberg has fashioned.
There’s an unforced urgency about these paintings by Sandberg. At once blunt and delicate, they are born of a sensitized exposure to the rapidly evolving conditions of life in today’s world, a wired, connected space, and a planet so re-made by man that scientists say we have entered a new geological epoch: The Anthropocene.
- Anthony Haden-Guest