Mick Paulusma

Embrace (2023)


Mick Paulusma creates large-scale prints and projections made from digital sculptures of gestures such as hugging or wild swimming. Using technology as a collaborator, his work cuts across the increasingly symbiotic worlds of digital and physical art to illustrate how so many of our modern social interactions exist in both. The works, which play with our notions of what is real, seek to simultaneously occupy the space where they are displayed physically in 2D form and the digital world in which they co-exist in 3D. Canadian-born and living in the UK, his works evoke a sense of familiarity, connectedness and belonging.