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Keti Niki
08-25-2017, 10:23 AM
Hello dear artist. I am asking you very politely for some help. I am working on a project that intend to change trading with artworks, mostly with paintings so for that reason I would be very thankful if you give me answer to this question. What is according to your opinion the current state of art in a digital space? Thank you.

TheRulesHaveChanged
08-28-2017, 04:05 PM
This is a prompt for a whole essay. You need to be more specific in order to get the information you want.

The internet today is not just a tool but a space; a reality. In this reality, the rules of our presence are suspended as we travel through it via information. In much the same way, art is removed from it's environment and brought into this new presence. Unless the the artwork is intended to be viewed exclusively on the internet, our awareness of this artwork will be inherently flawed.

Most art is meant to be experienced with all of our senses. When digitized, our experience with a work of art is limited to our sight (sometimes sound). In this new space, the viewer gains no sense of an artwork's texture, dimension, and scale. The results of their experience are bound to the limits of their own screens and the pixels in the photographs which convey an artwork's image. After several years of experiencing art in this way, the modern digital viewer mistakenly recognizes the value of art in its ability to arrest their attention away from the hundreds of thousands of other images they could see in one day.

They will never know the smell of a several pounds of pollen by Wolfgang Lieb. The Sound of millions of sunflower seeds crunching beneath their feet created by Ai Wei Wei. The feeling of smallness inside one of Richard Serra's colossal metal installations. They will only know click-and-look until the next click-and-look comes along seconds later.

Digital Art is most troublesome for the artist who creates art about the human experience when their art is being experienced in a way that it completely inhuman.

Cheers

Abdushakur
10-05-2017, 09:59 PM
Personally, as a traditional artist, I believe that digital art is for hacks. I think the reasoning behind this is self-explanatory to any artist that has worked hard to master their tools that the stylus and tablet seek to imitate.

Digital art is the evolutionary form of the Modern Art movement, which has been detrimental to say the least to the art world.

It is well known that the key figures in the art world were people after money and had no interest in the deeper aspects of art. It is an absurdity, as is digital art. Ironically, it goes in accordance with the state of current political trends as well.

Abdushakur
10-08-2017, 12:45 AM
Personally, as a traditional artist, I believe that digital art is for hacks. I think the reasoning behind this is self-explanatory to any artist that has worked hard to master their tools that the stylus and tablet seek to imitate.

Digital art is the evolutionary form of the Modern Art movement, which has been detrimental to say the least to the art world.

It is well known that the key figures in the art world were people after money and had no interest in the deeper aspects of art. It is an absurdity, as is digital art. Ironically, it goes in accordance with the state of current political trends as well.

I just re-read this, and realized that it requires elaboration and explanation.

When I say that "digital art is for hacks", I do not mean all the artists who do digital art, because there are many who are also skilled in traditional mediums and transition for enhancement of their work or experimentation, in which case, digital mediums help as a mixed medium approach. What I was referring to is this trend of people who exclusively work digitally and learn to draw in this manner or "paint". This is what I was referring to when I followed that statement with "the reasoning behind this is self-explanatory to any artist that has worked hard to master their tools that the stylus and tablet seek to imitate."

As for it's involvement in modern art, it is because it abstracts us away from a concrete reality in regards to the physical aspect of traditional art in much of the same way Modern Art theories abstract the observer from cohesive visual art such as traditional painting and portraiture and so forth. So both basically distance the observer from what was once an apparent reality. Traditional art movements prior to the Modern Art movement focused on a reality expressed in artistic form, which took years of training and skill to master, where as in Modern art it is a theory that maintains the manufactured artistic value and credibility of otherwise meaningless garbage. The same with the physicality of the work itself. Digital art, attempts to regress back into traditional visual expression while abandoning the tools that were used, in a cheap mimicry of visual technique.

I think the last part is pretty self explanatory. Read The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe as an introduction into this matter. There are several other books regarding issues in the same vein. Modern Art, like Digital Art, are contemporary art, i.e. corporate art. These are not art in the classical sense of self-expression or deeper inner truth or exploration, or introversion. These art movements are a money making scheme, a means to sell and buy products. In Modern art, it was the worthlessness of the paint splattered on canvas, or some other pseudo-abstraction advertised and sold by a theory or idea that was properly funded (MoMa and the Rockefellers). And looking into this proverbial rabbit hole leads to the hidden political aspect of these current trends. As with digital art, it detaches the artist from his art, making it more of a mirage than anything else. Detaching the artist from his tools by replacing them with a stylus and a tablet (more consumer products) sold and advertised to the naive artists, incapable of perceiving with deeper insight the detrimental effects of these 'new tools'.

Anyway, I thought I would give a somewhat lengthier explanation, and this is not even sufficient, as there is much more to discuss on these matters.

A good source for this would be Robert Hughe's The Shock of The New, an excellent documentary.

exhibitionsconcept28
10-14-2017, 05:30 AM
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