Pauser started out as a graffiti writer in the 1990s. At that time, it was mainly the influence of MTV and the advent of the internet that inspired him. In addition to murals, Pauser's work includes the classic format of painting on canvas as well as printmaking. In the same way that classical techniques are the cornerstone of the artist's work, the latest technologies have a large and unmistakable place in Pauser's oeuvre. Combined with the image format, Pauser works with augmented reality technology - charting the beginnings of how we will one day be able to perceive digital art in our everyday lives. The gradual anchoring of digital technologies in art is also related to the phenomenon of NFT - a format that creates another main approach of Pauser's work.
The Clash of Opposites
The symbolism plays a significant role in Pauser’s artistic work. What is typical to Pauser is combination of two symbols with an opposite meaning - or rather with opposite form of their own existence. Pauser usually uses established couples of opposites - such as good and evil, light and dark, or life and death and brings these notions into greater context.
One of Pauser’s prints Game over. jpg (2023) refers to this duality quite clearly. The digital print covers great number of different symbols and, yet again, references. The legs in the print could belong to a fallen Roman soldier, or to somebody who is just resting on the beach. The print carries the symbols of war, but also of a peace. For further is possible to add that print Game over. jpg (2023) was made by Pauser to honor fallen Ukranian soldiers during the past year of Russian invasion to Ukraine.
One of the most visible contrast in Pauser’s work is a contrast of time - we could say, in more specialized way, that the anachronism play significant role in his art. On one hand, Pauser uses visuality that closely approaches Roman and Greek Antiquity, on the other, his work is full of references to modern day technology. This duality would be perfect analogy to the way Pauser works.
The form and content go hand in hand, especially when in comes to Pauser’s work on canvas. The technique which the artist uses is quite rare - his so called “paintings” are made using spraypaint and acrylic markers. In this way, Pauser pays tribute to a notion of street art, which is his main course.
Once again we can discover the duality of Pauser’s approach. The traditional scheme - such as work on canvas - combined with less traditional use of spray paint is another analogy to content of Pauser’s art.
But Pauser brings the duality even further, with the use of technology of AR (augmented reality). In this way, Pauser offers new way of art. The way, in which we will be able to perceive art in the future, is never ending adventure of our own mind, our universe, combined with digital technologies.
On the Digital Journey
The Digital Journey of Pauser’s art doesn't end with technology of augmented reality. As mentioned above, Pauser’s work is also related to phenomenon of NFT (non-fungible tokens). The market of NFT grew the most on its popularity during the “covid era”, but still offers many opportunities - as for the artists themselves, so for the world of art.
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