Tag: digital art

Simon Starling’s Phantom Ride

‘Phantom Ride’ is a video piece featured on an enormous video screen in the Duveen Galleries of the Tate Britain. Stemming from this idea of combining history in one space, Starling has used the ‘phantom ride’ genre to create a visual journey through the history of the gallery. Continue reading


Are digital spaces the new graffiti walls?

Overnight the video had over 1 million views, and so the piece was likely to have been watched and shared by more people than if it had been created on a wall. As with many of Banksy’s graffiti pieces, the implicit message of this piece is not completely clear. Most newspapers have interpreted the piece as a satire of conflict in Syria. But… Continue reading


Digital portraits of famous sportsmen

Artist Bram Vanhaeren has recently created a series of portraits commemorating sports legends, such as Muhammad Ali and Serena Williams. The pieces are proud, digital works, which always require real expertise and talent to produce. Continue reading


IBM Zoo Animation

The new IBM Zoo animation demonstrates how digital art is becoming more and more relevant across all different sectors, not just for the art and design world. Artists and designers ‘Plenty’, based in Buenos Aires and part of the Jelly London team, were asked to create a new short animation for IBM to advertise business analytics to medium-sized businesses. Continue reading


Hal Lasko, the pixel painter

The work of Hal Lasko (98-years-old) shows that no matter how many innovative, artistic programmes are created for computer-based artwork, sometimes going back to basics really can get an artist some recognition. After all, a software as basic as MS Paint surely shows an artist’s natural ability and talent to make something incredible out of something so average, more than a software with hundreds of different effects and buttons to mask up a less-able artist. Continue reading


The Pacific Art League exhibition: ‘Taking Digital Art to the Streets’

Blurring the gap between digital art and traditional art: the integration of traditional art forms with digitally created artwork at the Pacific Art League exhibition demonstrates that rather than digital art being seen as a separate or lesser entity to fine art, it may actually become accepted as a standard art form in the future. Continue reading


The Dutchmann Racing Profile Portfolio

Each poster was designed by a different illustrator with the intention of combining traditional African art influences and patterns with the iconic images associated with racing posters. The posters also mark the huge importance of digital art and design in the world of advertising, as vintage racing posters usually comprise of a simple black and white photo and the smiling faces of car owners. Continue reading


Prize winners at the Alys Beach Digital Graffiti Festival

The winning pieces are all incredibly diverse in content and concept. While some feature more abstract images and shapes, others concentrate more on the use of light and images to capture particular sentiments. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the world’s first projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project their original works onto the town’s iconic white walls. Continue reading


Sónar Festival in its 20th year

Sónar Festival in Barcelona recently celebrated its 20th year of showcasing music, new media techonologies and art. The festival, officially named the Sónar International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art was held between 13th and 16th of June this month and is a pioneering, one-of-a-kind event due to the incredible range of activities, concerts, events and exhibitions on show. Continue reading


ISEA2013

SEA2013 is a symposium of electronic arts currently taking place in Sydney, Australia, and featuring more than 35 art exhibitions, public, talks, conferences, performances and workshops. The main theme of the event is ‘Resistance is Futile’, incapsulating the idea that society has been unable to resist electronic art as an intrinsic part of our contemporary world. Continue reading