Agape Charmani for Art-Sheep

Micah Ganske is a Hawaii-born artist, whose themes focus on nature, technology and dystopian realities.

Pictures Last Longer is a series the artist created between 2005 and 2009, for his first solo show after his graduation. This line of work consists of fluorescent colors and vivid juxtapositions, with the artist discussing mankind’s connection to the nature and the way it has been alienated due to the excessive use of technology.

Instead of capturing the moment with our eyes and bodies, we choose to capture it with our digital cameras, making it all about our connection to the present as a reminder for the future, and not our connection to nature. This perverse relationship is intense throughout the series, with Ganske’s subjects interacting with nature only as a result of its existence. “The themes of these works mostly revolved around the somewhat perverse relationships we have with nature as we interact with it through technological means but can mostly be identified by the particular palette that I used to paint the figures,” explains the artist.