Lola Dupré is a collage artist and illustrator currently working near Góis in Portugal. From 2000 to November 2011 Lola worked in Glasgow Scotland, at the Chateau studios and then from the Chalet studios. The collage work is handmade with paper, scissors and glue.
Ben Long’s blurred digital prints not only wrong-foot passing motorists but also explores the idea of images losing their potency through ubiquitous representation.
“These artworks could be taken simply as a subversion of representational art because they appear to disrupt the traditional values of painting and present abstraction as high octane thrill-seeking,” Ben says.
“YouGlitch is a website created by Martial Geoffre-Rouland and Benjamin Gaulon, based on Corrupt, their web-based Glitch Art Software. Corrupt, built back in 2004 with Proce55ing, enables the corruption of image files through repetitive replacements that can lead to numerous corrupted versions. The process is simple and clear: after users download and install the software, they can use it with webcam videos or ones they have stored on their hard disk. A 10-second video and an animated GIF is saved locally and also automatically uploaded to the new website. YouGlitch is a user-generated collection of glitch creativity. It is based on re-using, recycling, creatively destroying and sharing. It is a collective glitch art project but on its own terms and in accordance with our social media reality. At first sight, YouGlitch doesn’t seem to present accidents or failures as part of a flow or circulation of images. It looks more like a tool for helping users demystify glitch art, opening it up to popularization. It appears as a user-generated aesthetization of interruption that proves (as Rosa Menkman wrote in her Glitch Studies Manifesto) that what is now a glitch is destined to become a fashion. But to my eyes, YouGlitch succeeds on deeper levels: it connects to the present while referring to the past. It correlates the digital with the analogue era by correlating YouTube channels with the TV. It raises questions regarding potentially deliberate failures in the stream of videos and the exercise of control. Could it be that YouGlitch allows for collective play with corruption while at the same time suggesting a form of sabotage? If glitch art can also constitute a form of subversion, couldn’t this project possibly also be about the formation of an anti-apparatus that is unreadable, profane, glitched, out of control?”
See also this: http://beautifullyimperfects.net/2012/02/20/youglitch/
“Tim White Sobieski has an innovative approach to art, utilizing digital mediums to skew and beautify images in unexpected and refreshing ways. Drawing inspiration from digital images and cinematic stills, Sobieski deconstructs reality and rearranges it in an artistic, painterly fashion”.
The WORLD_Dis/ORDER series includes several pictures of well known places around Germany and Europe. All of them are multiple exposures without any post-processing.
“Artists have always been fascinated by imperfection. A little failure, a small mistake, an unexpected behaviour can be perceived as more meaningful and intriguing than the perfect artwork. This is even more relevant in the computer world where pushing the breaking point of technology is common practice, as shown by a renewed interest in glitch aesthetics over the past few years. A recent example of an art project intrigued by software malfunctions is Extrafile by Kim Asendorf. It consists of a native Mac OS X image converter application with the ability to open, preview and save the most common image file formats in seven different new formats: 4Bit Components, Block Ascii, Block Indexed, Channel Compressed Image, Monochrome Collector File, Uniform Spectrum and the ExtraFile Format, each one with its own properties. With this new set of formats, the aim is to “wiggle the static system of image file formats” and give the artist complete control over their digital artwork. Formalising the visual aspect of glitches in new fictitious ways outside the commercial formats allows the artist to exercise control and to not be at the mercy of the computer. It also provides exclusivity for the artists, so they’re not just using the same old formats as everyone else. As Asendorf puts it “ExtraFile is a pioneer art project in storing image data. The process and the resulting bytes, regardless of content, become the artwork itself”. Being a software art project, Extrafile’s potential as a process is increased by its open source nature. The source code is indeed available on GitHub under the Artistic License 2.0, making this piece conceptual software art with practical usage – quite a rare quality in the online art scene”.
by Valentina Culatti
In a series of work entitled String Mirrors, South Korean artist Hong Sungchul creates three-dimensional sculptures/photographs made of string. The pieces consist of hundreds of printed on elastic strings that when lined up together, display an image. The strings are strung on several rows giving the pieces varied depth that is both delicate and beautifully presented.
Misunderstanding Focus is series of photo collages made by Nerhol, an ongoing collaboration between Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka.
“At first glance it looks as though a photograph has been printed numerous times, layered and cut into a sort of sculptural topography, which would indeed be amazing enough, but Nerhol took things a bit further. The numerous portraits are actually different, photographed over a period of three minutes as the subject tried to sit motionless, the idea being that it’s impossible to ever truly be still as our center of gravity shifts and our muscles are tense. The portraits are actually a layered lime-lapse representing several minutes in the subjects life and then cut like an onion to show slices of time, similar to the trunk of a tree”.
“The Photo Drips series, by German-born, Brooklyn-based Markus Linnenbrink, is pure rainbow-colored goodness. His pieces are positively dream-like and are explorations in color and texture all rolled into one. This series, pigment-tinted epoxy resin on photo-mounted wood panels, allows for brief moments of the photo to peek through the vivid paint lines, almost like memories fading in and out. The dripped lines of resin down the front of the panels appear like raised ridges that create depth throughout each piece. I love how the drips of resin have dried at the bottom of the panels like they were ready to drip off onto the floor. His work is simply mesmerizing” (Source: http://design-milk.com/markus-linnenbrink/).
AFTERTHERAIN(71), 2009, c-print, epoxy resin on wood, 48 x 72 inches
MEINWILDESHERZ, 2011, 6 x 10 feet, c-print, epoxy resin, pigments on wood
“pxl is a new iOS app, designed by Rainer Kohlberger. [...] With its nostalgic filters reminiscent of analog cameras and expired film, Instagram has taken over the world. It makes sense. Instragram’s highly stylized filters, over-saturating color and pushing contrasts to their limits, are the perfect complement for the current wave of drab cellphone cameras.
In embracing the imperfect image, Instagram has made bad images look better. And it just so happens that nostalgia seems to pair perfectly with constantly, instantly shared experiences. People can create instant memories”.
© Daniel Sauter 2003
“The pixel is the fundamental unit of digital imaging, a square representation of a single color. Pixels are always the same size, and always arranged in orderly grids. This project looks at what happens when you change these universally agreed upon standards. More broadly, I’m interested in how the construction of digital images alters our perceptions of reality. Does computer-mediated vision change how we see without computers?”
Self Portrait 1x4x9 (2009), oil on canvas, 28″x30″
Self Portrait (2009), computationally-produced digital image using software written by the artist
You are used to see them on the runways or on your favorite glossies, but how do they look without makeup at the beginning of the career ?
I would say prettier and innocent. Casting director Douglas Perrett of COACD released a book called Wild Things in which he unveiled Polaroid pictures from 2000 to 2010 of future models at their first castings.
With a vibrant, sex positive community of women (and men), SuicideGirls was founded on the belief that creativity, personality and intelligence are not incompatible with sexy, compelling entertainment, and millions of people agree. The site mixes the smarts, enthusiasm and DIY attitude of the best music and alternative culture sites with an unapologetic, grassroots approach to sexuality.
In the same way Playboy Magazine became a beacon and guide to the swinging bachelor of the 1960s, SuicideGirls is at the forefront of a generation of young women and men whose ideals about sexuality do not conform with what mainstream media is reporting.
YouGlitch is a website where the Corrupted GIFs created with Corrupt.Video are displayed.
The Software (Corrupt.Video) allows its users to glitch videos stored on their computer, videos from their webcam or their desktop in realtime. When a clip is recorded, a 10 seconds video and an animated GIF are saved locally and automatically uploaded to uglitch.com.
“Companies have come to realize that not only is the amateur ad cheaper, but consumers have come to see it as rawer, less polished, and somehow more “real” or true than an ad prepared by a professional agency.”
Andrew Keen, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture, New York: Doubleday/Currency, 2007, p. 61.
“le truc idéal serait agaçant! La perfection: quel emmerdement!”
“Welcome home! This is a safe space where we like our fat happy, and drinking before 5 is simply a Southern tradition.
Love yourself. Really”.