Artist Pascal Sender mixes code and painting to create a meeting point between the generations and the ways in which art can be consumed. Playful and lively, his paintings can be viewed in Augmented Reality. Jumping off the canvas, they move and interact with the viewer, presenting a unique reflection of modern life.
Born in Locarno, Pascal Sender grew up in St. Gallen. When he was seventeen, he applied to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and studied there before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy of Art.He started doing videos and stop-motion animation when he was young and eventually moved on to coding, which led to experimenting with Augmented Reality. Today, he paints complex studies of the human figure and everyday scenes of contemporary living. However, besides being a masterful painter, Sender also created an innovative way of engaging with his art by applying it to an Augmented Reality environment. Having created an app himself, another digital perspective is revealed through his paintings when viewing them through a phone camera. The paintings jump off the canvas, appearing as three-dimensional forms that move and interact with the viewer. Sender’s work presents a refreshing and visually enthusiastic commentary on the things we see in everyday life that cannot be passively viewed, but which have to be experienced.