Artist Justin Bower creates philosophical conundrums in his paintings that challenge the concept of self, perception and identity.
“He paints his subjects as de-stabilized, fractured post-humans in a nexus of interlocking spatial systems. His paintings problematize how we define ourselves in this digital and virtual age while suggesting the impossibility of grasping such a slippery notion.”
People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have almost disappeared completely by creating worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma’ showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the popular video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. The results are simulating and stimulating to the senses.
3D designer Chad Knight is changing the landscape of digital art and design with one shoe, painting and day at a time. Knight is a 3D designer at Vans Shoes and also creates his own body of work that hijacks the viewer’s third eye and mind with intensity, beauty and curiosity. Knight describes his expression of art and creativity as a necessity, just like an apple tree makes apples, Knight makes art- his purpose is clear. He also describes his work to entail encryptions of his soul and musings that aren’t visible to the audience, but a great way of sublimating his inner journey into the external world.
New York based artist, Manzel Bowman, will have you mesmerized by his digital art graphic designs and illustrations. Bold and transcendent colors in beautiful multi-media collages, lure the viewer into the 4th dimension.
Don’t worry, you’ll be back to 3D in no time. But while you’re here, enjoy the ride.
Displayed here are pieces from his Goddess, Welcome To The Future, and AU Series.
Mi-Kyung Choi, who goes by the name, ENSEE, is a Korean digital artist and illustrator. Her illustrations reverberate profound beauty in stillness as if capturing moments of the organizational and curious thoughts that stream through her life. The kind of art that takes stillness into a familiar place of love and beauty. A place we often forget within our own selves.
Some of the images appear to be self-portraits that conceal, and yet reveal, her essence and unique talent.
“Quayola (aka ‘dQ’) and Memo Akten through digital production outfit Nexus Interactive Arts, have created ‘Forms’, a multiscreen digital artwork commissioned by the National Media Museum for the exhibition In the Blink of an Eye: Media and Movement, which is part of the Cultural Olympiad programme. This generative animation and interactive installation will display at the Museum from 9 March – 2 September.”
Some of the best work we have seen in quite some time… digital art from Vienna-based artist, Michael Ostermann. Like the year 2050, post-human bugged out techno shuttle to the moon is now in session. Human, Unhuman. (via http://michaelostermann.at)