By the term net art, which is also referred with Internet art, it refers to a contemporary artistic discipline aimed at creating works of art with, for and in the Internet. This art form has bypassed the traditional domain of the Museums and Galleries circuit, leaving the main role of the experience of aesthetic enjoyment to the Internet or other electronic networks. In many cases, viewing the work it is disintegrated in a particular kind of interaction with the artistic work. Artists working in this way are often called net artist. A well-known theorist Lev Manovich, net art, says it is “the materialization of social networks on the internet communications.” In fact the precursor group of this artistic movement has been able to create an artistic genre especially through its ability to create networks and connect programmers worldwide around a creative practice but also ironic. Net.art fact has played a lot with the parody, with error and with the disintegration of the web pages.
Ode to Andy . Plastic Bricks. 30 x 22 inches
Nathan Sawaya is an award-winning artist who creates awe-inspiring works of art out of some of the most unlikely things. His global touring exhibitions, THE ART OF THE BRICK, feature large-scale sculptures using only toy building blocks: LEGO® bricks to be exact. His work is obsessively and painstakingly crafted and is both beautiful and playful.
Previously a NYC corporate lawyer, Sawaya is the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world and is the author of two best selling books. His unique exhibition is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on LEGO as an art medium and has broken attendance records around the globe. The creations, constructed from countless individual LEGO pieces, were built from standard bricks beginning as early as 2002.
Sawaya is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, recognizing his artwork and cultural achievements. In 2014, with the belief that “art is not optional,” Sawaya founded The Art Revolution Foundation for the purpose of making art a priority in our schools and our homes. He has been a speaker at Google Zeitgeist, TEDx, Yahoo! and at the Clinton Library.
Nathan Sawaya has earned a top position in the world of contemporary art and has created a new dimension by merging Pop Art and Surrealism in awe inspiring and ground breaking ways. His art consists of playing with the material, color, movement, light and perspective.
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Human expression and Human condition show a collection of sculptures made with a brilliant technical quality, in which all the bricks used by Nathan, blend together pop art and surrealism. Human figures ascend to heaven, rip open walls, or despair : He built the emotions, brick by brick; the creations, constructed from individual LEGO pieces has led to something incredible.
Everlasting. Plastic Bricks. 42 x 34 x 12 inches
Kiss. Plastic Bricks. 27 x 21 x 20 inches
Yellow. Plastic Bricks. 28 x 35 x 19 inches. Plastic Bricks. 45 x 15 x 11 inches
Yellow Courtney. Plastic Bricks. 30 x 45 inches
Hugman, Street Art Installation – New York City | Image Courtesy of Nathan Sawaya
Faberge,The Big Egg Hunt – New York City, 2014 | Image Courtesy of Nathan Sawaya
“Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.
It can also be about adventuring with friends or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether, which is more scary than pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if it sounds more like your cup of tea.”
This is the description that you can find in Minecraft website. It’s an on-line indipendent game which is made in a sort of pixel art: everything, even the charachters, is made by big blockes. Minecraft is very different from the modern pc games, where the graphic is very defined in order to be very close to reality. It looks strange, but this is probably the main strenght of Minecraft and today millions and millions of people buy and play this game.
The “Sting”, an important glasses firma, has employed the pixel art for its new advertising campaign.
The message is very effective because it makes people think that wearing Sting sunglasses they are much more remarkable.