Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Electric Objects slims down its digital art display and unveils a subscription art club

Electric Objects is announcing new ways to bring art into your home, with an affordable price tag.

The New York City startup, led by Jake Levine (formerly of Betaworks), launched a Kickstarter campaign for its digital art displays in 2014, then started shipping them a year later.  Read more.

Monday, October 17, 2016

918 IS THE DIGITAL ARTIST RENDERING THE EXISTENTIAL STORIES

Sometimes you just stumble upon a piece of art that so strangely provoking, so bizarrely disaffected, that you aren't really quite sure what to make of it. And one of the best recent examples of this sort of surreal, alienated work comes from 918, the anonymous digital artist behind a couple of viral, digitally-rendered narratives that garner their power from their dreamlike aesthetic and acute sense of existential dread.  Read more.

Monday, October 10, 2016

History is not being made; it is being interrogated. Some of it is being wrecked. Some of it is being considered, while some of it is being left where it belongs – in the past. This is the tone at the Digital Art Festival in Nairobi, which kicked off on Tuesday night with an exhibition at the Shifteye Gallery and a screening of PressPausePlay, a documentary that captures the dynamic times we are living in, thanks to the digital revolution. In a video installation titled What the Fuss?, Melisa Allela and Lenny Njagih explore privacy, identity, narcissism, absurdity and isolation on Facebook using profile updates to create a gripping visual experience...read more.

Augmented reality showcases digital graffiti at Washington state arts museum

As the world starts to get its first taste of augmented reality technology through smartphones and developer headsets, not only do we have whole new virtual worlds to enjoy, but there is a new virtual veneer over the real one that can be exploited. No doubt it will eventually be used to put obnoxious advertising everywhere, but then artists can always hit back — with digital graffiti.  Read more.

Digital art exhibition displays new aspects of the creative spirit

A self- taught visual artist, illustrator and a practitioner of digital art with specialisation in mixed-media, Ashok Ahuja’s exhibition Allured is going on at Gallery Espace, New Delhi. His seamless portrayal of imagery puts a spell on the audience as every picture speaks a different story.  Read more.