Jason Abma

Hauntology suggests that our perception of the future is only conceivable by acting in retrospect on the past. Abma’s work presents a hypothetical future in which reality and virtual reality haunt each other in one simultaneous space. Abma’s work starts digitally, as he creates fabricated, virtual scenes. Moving forward, he combines this digital imagery with traditional practices such as painting, copper plate etching, or collagraph. These techniques bring the digital images into a relatable context with regards to reality. The human touch creates memory about space, blurring the senses of reality and time.