Archives for the ‘kitsch’ Category

Jimmy Joe Roche

Jimmy Joe Roche Work from his oeuvre. While not an essay on Roche, it is very fitting, and he is linked later in the article (not included). “Imagine a technological stew. In this big bubbling cauldron are piles of images, jpegs and mpegs of Super Mario Bros , Thundercats and Care Bears, strangely scratched 80s […]

David McCallum

David McCallum Work from Neighbourhoodie. McCallum also has some rather interesting pieces that deal with the intersections between culture, technology and sound.  “The Neighbourhoodie is a hooded sweatshirt that augments the experience of game playing through an electronic infrastructure mounted in the garment. Neighbourhoodie explores the hoodie as a platform; what if the garment familiar […]

Genadii Berёzkin

Genadii Berёzkin Work from his/her ouevre. Apart from the stunning combination of visual complexity, accessibility, and kitsch, I have a very difficult time articulating anything about this work. I am not alone in this, as I can find nothing written anywhere about Berëzkin that is of greater length than this post has already achieved. What […]

Zach Shipko

Zach Shipko Work from his oeuvre. Shipko’s work is more of an examination of internet culture and kitsch than anything else. In the same way that it is accessible to the casual viewer, it also relies on a thorough understanding (or at least an informed inundation) of internet culture and various memes. I am wondering […]

Artie Vierkant

Artie Vierkant Work from his oeuvre. Shortest statement ever: “His work concerns the degree to which digital media constitute fully tangible objects, actors which are both pliable and physical, structures to be broken into pieces and reconceived.” - Artie Vierkant

Anne de Vries

Anne de Vries Work from his oeuvre. “some thoughts about my work and interests photography is not the same medium anymore as what it used to be. after you once pressed the button of your digital camera, you will need a computer instead of a dark room. since the 90s digital photography became the mainstream […]

AIDS-3D

AIDS-3D (Daniel Keller and Nik Kosmas) Work from their oeuvre. The top image is a collaboration with Anne De Vries and Helga Wretman. “The artist statements written by Berlin-based American artists AIDS-3D read as simultaneously post-apocalyptic and utopian. They are primarily concerned with the unfulfilled promises of emergent technologies and the ways in which our […]

Geoffrey Pugen

Geoffrey Pugen Work from his oeuvre. “In his art, Pugen explores relationships between real and staged performance, the natural and the artificial, and tensions of virtual identity, through altering and manipulating images.Working with video, film, and photography in the digital realm Pugen renders situations that examine the viewer’s perceptions of how history, documentation, and simulation […]

Art Fun Club

Art Fun Club Work from their oeuvre. “Do not be fooled by our name. We do take art seriously.We are a collaboration group of three artists who were beginning to reconsider their full devotion to the artist way of life. It was quite challenging for us to manage both life and art, since we liked […]

Hollis Brown Thornton

Hollis Brown Thornton Work from Recent Work. “The phrase “The Earth on the Back of the Giant Turtle” originates in Native American myth. In the story, the world is covered in water and an animal is asked to dive to the bottom of the primordial ocean to collect mud to form the dry land on […]