If you want to get a closer look at some Digital Painting make your way to one of The Painting Imperative’s top picks for this summer that will give you a fresh perspective on the subject:
Eelco Brand (NL), Vuk Ćosić (SL), Gerhard Mantz (D), Evan Roth (USA), Marius Watz (NO)
Digital Art Museum Berlin
12th May – 14th July
The exhibition focuses on the experimental usage of different materials and formats in the works of five artists.
Vuk Ćosić (* 1966, Belgrade), reknowned as a pioneer of the net art movement in the 1990s, presents his ASCII-film classic Singing in the Rain (1999) next to the print Bang (2010). Evan Roth (* 1978, USA), also known as one of the founding members of the Graffiti Research Lab, will be showing prints from his series Multi-Touch Finger Paintings next to the Propulsion Paintings, a series of objects and prints reminiscent of readymades, left overs from his micro interventions in urban space. Eelco Brand (* 1969, Rotterdam) will present two further pieces of his 3D-animation series, entitled T.movie und I.movie, where nature appears to be imitated, only to be turned into the absurd and surmounted into the surreal on second glance. Another master of 3D-art, Gerhard Mantz (* 1950, Neu-Ulm), will display two of his new large format c-prints as part of his series Abstraction. In both paintings, Dune (2011) and Christobal (2010), the effect of colour, form and light are being examined from the perspective of painting. Marius Watz (*1973, Norway) presents his new works Probability Lattice (2012), a series of 3D printed micro sculptures as abstract, architectural shapes. Watz’s ArcSurf Drawings (2012), also on display in this show, follow specific algorithmic parameters that burn the virtual form finding processes directly onto MDF with laser technology.
Polipop & Paintings
Mina Cheon May 3 – June 30
Maryland Art Place, Baltimore
Solo exhibition of the work of Mina Cheon, a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and educator who divides her time between Baltimore, NY and Seoul, S. Korea. The exhibition includes digital paintings (8×5 feet each) coming from her mid-career solo exhibit Polipop (Political Pop Art) at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. Cheon’s art addresses the relationship between media and political conflicts within Asia and Asia’s relationship with the Western world.
Painting in the Digital Age
August 25th to September 14th
Brooklyn Artists Gym
The digital age has forced us to depend on our vision more than any of our other senses. Painting in the Digital Age features paintings that have been influenced by digital technology. Paintings that show evidence of influence or response to pixilation, photography, social networking, Internet, computers, the speed and amount of information available.
Brooklyn Artists Gym 168 7th Street (3rd floor) Brooklyn, NY 11215