Sunday, June 28, 2009

Digital Art

Digital Art is an ever-changing medium. As trchnology expands and is ab sorberd into the business world, so too some artists will see a potential and begin to experiment primarily along conceptual lines with that potential. For example, a digital print is in realitgy a mixed media work. The true digital painting can only be viewed on a digital screen of some kind, video, led, crt, etc. Printing transfers the image out of the digitlal (electronic) environment in which it was born into a more traditional medium and hence the demand for software which emulates oiul or watercolor etc. But natural media techniques can be applied underr conceptual approaches which move the resulting art into a new realm and out of the boundarirs of natural media supports such as paper and canvas. It's a bit of a reach, but instead of still life the possibility of movement, a kind of kinetic approach can reveal something new about the artuist's subject
The most prominent presence on the INTERNET is probably that of Rex Bruce and The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA). Bruce is the curator and for often juror the many competitions and shows organized by the center. Visit the website and subscribe to the mailing list. You will gaain new insight into the possibilities for digital art-making.

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