Posts Tagged ‘digital’

Todd McDonald: Visual Feedback at Redux Contemporary Art Center

Todd McDonald. Go In to Get Out, 2014; oil on panel; 48 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

The gesture which we would reproduce on canvas shall no longer be a fixed moment in universal dynamism. It shall simply be the dynamic sensation itself. — Umberto Boccioni, et al, 1910 Todd McDonald’s Visual Feedback at Redux Contemporary Art Center addresses new modes of processing and viewing digital images as part of a painting practice. McDonald collects photographs of architectural elements and urban landscapes in[…..]

Net Art in the Wild

Anthony Antonellis, Net Art Implant, 2013; RFID chip, artist's skin, animated GIF. Courtesy of the Artist.

Today we bring you an essay on internet-based art from our partners at Art Practical. Author Ben Valentine explores the culture of net art and remarks, “Online art can be completely decontextualized from an art context or the original artist’s intent, which raises interesting questions for the creator and critic alike. How has a weakened context changed net-based art practices? How can art criticism understand[…..]

The Truth is Out There: Anoka Faruqee at Hosfelt Gallery

Anoka Faruqee‘s current show at Hosfelt Gallery, The Sum is Greater Than Its Parts, is the result of a year-long meditation on the kind of Moiré patterns – the patterns that result from placing one semitransparent object with a repetitive pattern over another – that occur via hyper-proximity to the digital. Faruqee’s paintings are constructed using “comb-like notched trowels” that she pulls through wet paint,[…..]

Help Desk: Digital Dilemma

Cory Arcangel, Sweet 16, 2006. Projection from a digital source, dimensions variable, edition of 5

Help Desk is an arts-advice column that demystifies practices for artists, writers, curators, collectors, patrons, and the general public. Submit your questions anonymously here. All submissions become the property of Daily Serving. Help Desk is cosponsored by KQED.org. I recently had to pick the edition size of a digital interactive project I made. I just went with a standard ten but it got me thinking. I[…..]

Andreas Gursky

Attempting to map the unknown in order to better understand the world around us has long been a product of human curiosity. The oceans have always existed as the ultimate site of uncertainty on our planet for humans, and a consistent point of interest by artists and scientists alike. However, historically the oceans have been mapped and charted only in regards to the land mass[…..]

Chris Scarborough

Photographer Chris Scarborough creates hyper-real portraits of his family and friends. The artist alters the digital photos, leaving the subject exaggerated and the viewer asking whether the image is even real. Each subject is modeled from the principle of ideal beauty found in Manga and other Japanese animation. Scarborough alters each piece pixel by pixel, fabricating a reality that exists in between fact and fiction.[…..]

Yoon Lee

Digital artist and painter Yoon Lee creates work that is a metaphor for the exponential growth of technology and information. The scale of these works are often 8 feet tall and 12 feet long and seem to reference the visual dynamism found in the modernist work of artist Jackson Pollock. The digital element employed allows the artist to achieve highly slick surfaces and a mechanical[…..]