Petra Cortright’s varied style is finally encapsulated in a wide-encompassing monograph that covers the directions her art has taken throughout her career.
Known for her video works available on YouTube and in galleries, Petra Cortright has experimented with the image of physical bodies in digital spaces, exploiting the main formal properties of video software. Her video research led to outcomes at times controversial (such as her works with strippers in VirtuaGirl), at times heralded and lauded.
The work also includes Cortright’s painted created with a digital software, mixing concrete and abstract elements and printed on a wide variety of material. Such works are the product of an experimentation with Photoshop layers on a so-called “mother-file”, enriched with the use of digital tools, and then manipulated through the use of industrial printing techniques.
Petra Cortright (born 1986) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in video, painting, and digital media.