Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Neon-Streaked Pictures Blurs Boundaries Between Painting and Digital Art

Starting this week, Canadian artist Lauren Pelc-McArthur takes over the Toronto-based Project Gallery with Blanking Field, her very first solo show. This new series of works highlights Pelc-McArthur’s multidisciplinary approaches and demonstrates her strong interest in fusing traditional painting and digital matter to explore the stream of data and information that we're constantly deluged with. “I was thinking about sensory overload while making this series,” Pelc-McArthur tells The Creators Project. “When we are engaging with technology we are bombarded with all kinds of information in snippets; ads, listicles, Upworthy headlines. I fluctuate between various styles of painting and disjointed brush strokes to instill a presence of information in disarray,” she says.  Read more.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Renowned investment group selects 23VIVI digital art start-up to program

Nationally renowned start-up accelerator gener8r announced its 2016 program participants Wednesday, which included Madison-based start-up 23VIVI.

23VIVI, which was founded by three former UW-Madison students, is an online marketplace that offers digital artists the opportunity to use cryptographic certificates of authenticity in order to protect both the intellectual property of the ... read more.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Seminole [Florida] rolling out digital arts lab thanks to donation from city official

Mark Ely's office looks less like that of a city official and more like a Best Buy these days, but he's not complaining.

The tablets, Mac computers and binders full of software licenses Ely spent about $75,000 of his own money on will soon make up a digital arts recreation center in the city he's worked for the last 10 years as the community development director. The center will look something like this:  read more.

Algorithmic art: Manfred Mohr talks remix, revolution and fixing radios

‘The idea to create art from algorithms is the center point of my work – that a non-visual logic will create a visual entity is what is so exciting about this process,’ explains New York-based artist, Manfred Mohr, whose work is on display in 'Artificiata II', from next week at Carroll / Fletcher in London.

Known as ‘the godfather of digital art’, Mohr began his career as a painter, going digital in the late 1960s.  Read more.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Surreal Digital Art Recalls Dalí and M.C. Escher

The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's The Persistence of Memory, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that he's inspired by the great graphic artists and surrealists who came before him. His work follows in their footsteps, and is fantastical and darkly humorous. It's also mesmerizing and surprisingly diverse...read more.