The paintings and installations of Hendrik Zimmer are influenced by the Internet’s impact on culture at large and its distribution. Belonging to the post-internet art generation and experiencing the changes brought from a long-since digital age and the network ideology, Zimmer develops his paintings concerned particularly with their materiality and their ways of presentation and dissemination in the physical and digital space.
Zimmer’s décollage paintings reconcile figurative elements in form of a photographic image taken from a poster or magazine and the expressionist abstract painted gestures. Most of the times the elements are parts of human figures, faces, hands or other parts of the body and fully integrated in the composition.
Erin M. Riley is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work focuses on women and women’s issues primarily in hand-woven tapestries. Riley received her BFA in 2007 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, MA and her MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, in 2009.
Erin has been weaving imagery culled from the Internet, and more recently photographs she has taken of herself using hand-dyed wool on a floor loom. Based on social media images as well as autobiographical experiences that focus on objects and fleeting moments, Riley’s work offers visual dialogue that aims to reevaluate and reconsider the values of contemporary women, their social spheres and stratification, as well as their attitudes towards sex and sexuality through keyhole-like glimpses into their lives.
She can finish a medium sized piece in 80-90 hours. When she is working on an upcoming exhibition, she spends about 12-14 hours a day weaving and can finish one piece in a week. Her most recent huge piece took her a month.
A wonderful retro to contemporary “poster” by H. Caldwell Turner for CollegeHumor. Even though the obvious “we are all on the Internet and it sucks thing” is getting a little overblown, we definitely enjoy this poster.
One of the reasons why the Internet thrives with the creative community is the experimental nature of the art presented and produced. That is the most obvious thing we will ever write. This is the Spectrum Cube by blogger/artist, Emilio Gomariz.
Oh, why did you move to the countryside so you could avoid the world, and electricity, and running water, and the Internet, and anything that has to do with the cut n’paste, collage culture that we know live in that we call post-supermodernity aka the end of the world? It was this video you say…
Just a little something we passed by near the Williamsburg Bridge this weekend. We don’t mind seeing a Swampy piece on the East Coast, and even though we had seen this one a few times it seems on Flickr or around the Internet, this is just a nice clean, untouched piece on a side-street in the middle of Williamsburg. With the NYC Marathon going off a few blocks away, we got pushed down by the water, and caught it…