Summary Sincethe Camera came on shelves there has never been something that changes the lookof art making on such a big stage as digital art. Digital art uses digitaltechnology in a creative and practice use. When the digital age began aroundthe 1950 it was only a matter of time before artists would use the technologiesfor their own creative use. As with all new means, artists began to use these bravenew innovations of society, including television, the introduction of the pcomputer, the availability of audio and visual software, and finally theinternet, into works of their own. Although digital art is not recognized as a clearmovement, we will still continue to see it unfold into a, a bigger and changinglandscape, making itself a substitute to the traditional means of art makingfor a post-millennial society. Main Points· Digital art made a connection between artists andengineers/scientists, which revealed the influences between art and technology.
Artists started to investigate these skills, they were not just using the newmedium but were they also asking people to suggest new things. · Digital art helped the artist’s gain new abilities and not just thenormal traditional used materials, this giving them new skills from the electronictechnologies to use in their work. Instead of using brushes and paint, artistscould now paint with light, pixels and sound. Instead of using paper, artistscould use digital imagery or computer-generated graphics. Instead of using, canvas,they could create graphic works for projection on a screen or via multimediaprojection.
· DigitalArt has changed the wat that art could be made, viewed and dispensed, thoughsome digital art tends to be shown in the traditional style of galleries andmuseums for viewing, especially for work that requires machinery or complexcomponents. but usually now Digital Art work can be seen via TV, computermonitors, Internet or Social media. This has made it a lot easier for artiststo get themselves noticed without the help from big museums or people Art and Technology, The BeginningIn 1967, a group was made by engineers named Fred Waldhauerand Billy Kluver, and artists Robert Whitman and Robert Rauschenberg. Thisgroup was then called “EAT” which was shortened from (Experiments in Art andTechnology) and its goal was encourage the partnership between art and theworld of technology.Theycreated systems and performances which involved electronic systems, includingelectrical circuity, video projection, Doppler sonar and wireless soundprojection. This was a good step as it gave a good base for this type of artwhich contained and discovered the technological progress.TheEAT experiments signified the connection between artists and technology andthis would have never happened without them.
Thefirst well known piece was made by Bell Labs where the creator of EAT BillyKluver worked. The piece was made by Kenneth C. Knowlton who was a computergraphics specialist. His work was a photograph of a young nude woman and he turnedthe image into computer pixels. The Beginnings of the InternetWhenthe internet was a big hit around the 1990s, this was a big deal for everyone,but it also helped a lot of Digital artists become more skilled and helpingthem become more noticeable. It allowed artists to begin learning new mediumswhich involved combing words, images, audio and video files.
The internet helpedcreate a new type of movement in some people’s eyes which was different fromDigital Art, this was called Internet Art or Net.Art. But it was usually linkedwith the Digital art movement which was getting bigger and bigger because ofthe advantages of the new technology which was being created and developed.The internet was agreat help for people to speak and communicate easier which allowed the artiststo come together and easily create work all from their own computer screenwhich was impossible for artists in the past as they could never communicate orinteract with other artists around the world.
. Exploring the InternetWhen the internet started becoming bigger and bigger a lotof artists used this to further their work so that they could become morenoticeable or viral in internet terms. This soon became a big Artistic mediumfor artists. TakeJustin Kemp Psuedo Event 2008, in which viewers would scroll parallel to view acollection of photos taken at ribbon cutting events.Concept and StylesThe Digital Artsdefinition can be very broad as there is many different types of styles andwork but it usually involves work that has a Digital aspect or hastechnological means.This is some of themain categories I have found. Digital SculptureDigitalArt can also be a physical piece and not just on a screen, this is usuallycreated through a sculpture. Kevin Marks work iscreated by using a 3D printer which is easily setup and a lot easier than doinga normal sculpture as it is a lot easier to carve the form in a computerprogram than using clay or cement.
Many digital sculptures can even still be used as workingtechnology as seen by Trevor Paglen and Jacob Applebaums work “Autonomy Cube(2014) which is both a sculptural object and an open access Wi-Fi hotspot,while Computer Generated ImageryWhencomputers first came about, artists used the computers programming andtechnology to help with their work and to maybe update it to make it lookbetter. Technology and programming systems to Update their artwork.Fifty Years later, whencomputer graphic software started being sold to the public, artists startedusing these programs from the advertising and graphic design industries,allowing them to make their own work Joseph Nechvatal, who is an artist who createscomputer-assisted paintings, animations and custom-designed computer viruses.His early pieces from 1986, Nechvatal has been fascinated with the relationshipbetween reality and virtuality. Art on ScreenMost digital Art is usually only able seen on ascreen or monitor, meaning that if there wasn’t this sort of technology in theworld you would have never been able to see this type of work.
Artists now puttheir work on the internet for people to view and can even now be used onYouTube to showcase art. A YouTube named Petra Cortright uses this to showcaseher animated graphics. Petra Cortright Interactive Digital InstallationsInteractivityis a big part of Digital Art, this type of art lets the viewers feel the full experience and willhave you thinking you’re in a real-life experience even though it isn’t.In 2012 a group called RandomInternational made a piece named “Rain Room” an experimental installation whichwould have rain water would fall on you, this was only imaginable because ofthe 3D trackers that would go about following the person, which had beenprogrammed to stop the fall of the rain water wherever the person was standing,this meaning the person could feel and experience a rain storm without evergetting wet. which would have beenimpossible without the assistance of Digital technology.The piece encouragedviewers to consider the relationship between Man, Nature and Machine. Internet as MediumDigital Art tools canbe accessed by anyone not that every person in the world can have a computer attheir home allowing artists to make a new environment within the art scene.This let the artists to be able to bypass the museums and showcase their workonline and giving them an even bigger exposure to people around the world.
some artists even usedinternet as a marketing tool to upload projects on their own websites, one artist AndrewBenson is a glitch artist, live-visuals performer, and software creator, he isalso a teacher. His works allow website visitors to interact in hisweb-based work Bouncy Gradient,you can add as many jagged, rainbow-tinted shapes as you want, and watch asthey twist and rebound off of each other and against your browser’s edges Interactivetechnologies has allowed social media and user generated content to be sharedeasily and people to be able to showcase and edit work in so many differentways. My Favourite Digital Artists & Digital Work Addie WagenknechtAddie Wagenknechts work explores the tension betweenexpression and technology, she likes to create her work with forms of hackingand sculpture, she uses drones, paint and circuit boards to create some of herwork to make people more aware of their digital surroundings She has beenfeatured in many museums in France, Austria, England and Netherlands. she hasalso featured in magazines and books, some of the most famous one would beTime, Wall Street Journal, Vanity fair and the New York Journal. ThisPiece from Addie Wagenknecht was created from Security cameras and made in theshape of a chandelier. She later sold this piece for $16,00 ad a auction calledWatershed paddles ON. Addie Wagenknecht, “Asymemetric Love Number2”, 2013 Phillip David Stearns Phillip David Stearns, “Fragmented Memory”, Glitch art is something that happens when you make amistake or a software messes up, it has started to become more used in art.
NewYork artist Phillip David Stearns has used digital glitches in his work and hasmade them look amazing. He does this by converting file formats and runningdata through custom filters, he turns these images into pixelated explosionsand then turns them into blankets and rugs, bringing his work to life. Rosa MenkmanRosa Menkman is a artist who focuses on Visual artifactswhich happens when the Digital and analogue media messes up giving you herstyle of work. The images start to become fragmented pieces of pixels and theface breaks apart. Her work really standout and the way she creates her work isquite smart and interesting.
Rosa Menkman, “Glitch Art”, This piece from RosaMenkman is a Glitch effect of a woman and by using the effect she makes thepixels separate. The Red and blues really pop and make this piece a lot betterin my opinion.JodiJodiis a Netherlands based duo and one of the pioneers of digital art.
they create glitched-out, broken-HTML websites and installationsthat often mock the functional uses of technology. They once even slapped akeyboard on top of a skateboard, JODI try shows us thatwe sometimes take our devices far too seriously. The pair have hacked videogames like Quake and run amok with apps,forever subverting our expectations of what technology does for us Jodi “Screenshot of Jodi.org”, Jodi interested mebecause they aren’t just artists they do it in a creative way by hacking sitesto create art and they use their work to send a message as well. Manfred MohrManfredMohr who is a German born, New York artist and was said to be a pioneer of thedigital art genre, he creates his pieces through algorithm driven computerswhich turns into drawings. The result is a series of drawings that turn minutevariations into visual poetry.
“Creative work is an algorithm which representsa human behaviour in a given situation” he was quoted saying this in 1971. Manfred Mohr “P-1611_24” 2012, Evgeny ParfenovEvgenyParfenov is an Illustrator from Moscow, His work is usually based on Portraitillustration, his work is of the highest quality with using a lot of coloursand shapes which work really well and make outstanding pieces. Evgeny Parfenov “Unknown Title, Aaron Campbell Aaron Campbell “Gameboy Tribute, Aaron Campbell is an Illustratorand designer who is currently living in Canada, He uses his skills and talentsto create high quality Digital paintings, drawings of signature characters,Photo manipulation and abstract art. His work is usually of the highest qualityand he is one of my first know Digital artists when I first started enjoyingthe Digital art movement. Melvin Zelissen Melvin Zelissen “Flying Gods, Melvin Zelissen is aArtist to create Sci-fi and fantasy pieces by using, Photography and GraphicDesign she works as a free-lance artist creating many different Sci-fi and fantasypieces for people who ask for them, and if you get a piece of her you aregetting a high quality piece. Alberto SevesoAlbertoSeveso Is one of the main digital artists around right now with working withbig company’s such as Sony, Bacardi, Nikon and many more.
He is one of the bestPhotoshop artists ive seen with his Photo manipulations and Ink in water piecesbeing the favourite out of his work and ive did research about him before andhe amazed me with his style of work. Alberto Seveso “Sony Ad, Richard DaviesRichardDavies who is a Free-lance Digital Designer and illustrator has been in the artscene for over 15 years and has worked on high quality pieces and magazineslike Rolling stones and others.Hiswork is usually quite bright and has paint smoke and splatter sometimesinvolved really making the pieces pop and stand out just like the piece on theright. Richard Davies “Doctor Strange, Bram Vanhaeren Bram Vanhaeren “Daft Punk, Bram Vanhaern who worksat a KBC Bank and insurances during the day and by night he is working with thelikes of Espn, Bleacher Report, Rolling stone, BB, Entertainment weekly, Nike,Adobe and many more he has become one of the most popular Digital Artists for company’sand with The piece he produces you can see why he has such a big list of big company’slooking his help.