Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Throughout the post, Georg Nees' work was the most interesting to me. He pioneered computer art by programming various software to create patterns. His work, Untitled (Gravel Stones), is representative of the experimentation he did throughout the 1960s. This work is considered one of the first digital art/computer art pieces because it was created at a time in which computers were seldom understood.
The repetition of the blocks and the disjointed image it becomes near the bottom indicates the inner mechanisms of digital life. I believe that this art is groundbreaking because of when it was created. Much like Marcel Duchamp's work, it was created very early on in the digital age. According to the text, "The confluence of computer art with the mainstream could hardly be more timely-- it offers not radical confrontation, but the opportunity for new discourse and enthusiasm." (75)
Nees' artwork is interesting because of the way it was constructed--through a computer software program in the 1960s. Additionally, the amount of simplicity in it is what attracts me to it. The beauty and intention of the art shines through by the
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Mitchell Davis is a digital artist from Ohio who was born in 1990. Now based in LA, Mitchell's work has morphed towards incorporating the California landscapes. His art focuses on the dichotomy between technology and the way humans interact with it. Most importantly, he posts mixed media videos with glitches and various manipulations to film. He posts his videos on YouTube (youtube.com/LiveLavaLive) and has garnered a large audience from his alternative art style.