Archive for the ‘Digital Images & Photography’ Category

HOT Photography: “Image Gangs” (Richard Prince)

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

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Richard Prince’s rephotographed image gangs (from the 80s) are HOT! Drawing on magazine images, these works prefigure internet search engine aesthetics and what Lev Manovich calls database logic. SO HOT!

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Richard Prince - Gangs

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“I must have taken a hundred pictures of watches, but never wore one. The way they were presented in say, the magazines, looking like living things. That’s what 1 liked. They look like they had egos. They were presented almost with a comic effect, when, in fact, they were just watches, alone or on a wrist. The more you saw them, the more unfictional they became. They would pop up around the city, on bus stops, all of a sudden—like the cowboy in the Marlboro ads.” (Richard Prince, in Bomb Magazine)

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Richard Prince - Body Gang

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“That’s what happens when it gets to be uncanny or sublime. If the work has that effect, whether or not it’s representational or abstract ceases to be an issue. It becomes something that starts to have its own kind of life.” (Richard Prince, ibid)

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HOTLINKS

Richard Prince Interview by Brian Appel

Richard Prince Interview by Glenn O’Brien

Richard Prince Interview by Eva Prinz

More HOT Photography

More HOT Collages

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Hot Digital Art: “Erased Duchamp” (Mark Roth, 2006)

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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First, Leonardo DaVinci painted the Mona Lisa. Then Marcel Duchamp drew a mustache on a postcard reproduction of DaVinci’s most well known work and called it art (totally HOT). Now, Mark Roth has digitally removed the mustache from a JPG of Duchamp’s work so it looks like DaVinci’s Mona Lisa again! Conceptual art at its best. So simple. So HOT.

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09_Leonardo Da Vinci Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci - Mona Lisa (c. 1503–1506)

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Marcel Duchamp - L.H.O.O.Q.

Marcel Duchamp - L.H.O.O.Q. (1919)

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Mark Roth - Erased Duchamp (2006)

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The title Erased Duchamp also cleverly draws on (pun intended) Robert Rauschenberg’s Erased de Kooning, in which Rauschenberg literally rubbed out a de Kooning drawing (how HOT is that?). Now, if you’re going to fuck with L.H.O.O.Q. you better get it right, cause this is like the Holy Grail of 20th century post-modern art. By erasing the mustache Roth does not “add” something, as Duchamp did. On the other hand, by removing the mustache he doesn’t really “subtract” anything either, as Rauschenberg did. By removing the mustache Roth both adds and subtracts simultaneously. His addition is a subtraction (by adding to Duchamp’s work he removes it entirely, leaving us with the Mona Lisa again). However, his subtraction is also an addition (by subtracting Duchamp, he adds Rauschenberg). Roth’s Erased Duchamp is HOT!

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Robert Rauschenberg Erased DeKooning

Robert Rauschenberg - Erased de Kooning (1953)

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HOTLINKS

Mark Roth Artist Blog: Tinsquo

More HOT Digital Painting

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HOT Found Digital Paintings: “Circuit Boards” (Dick Whyte, 2010)

Monday, February 8th, 2010


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circuit_board

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Dick Whyte Artist Blog

More HOT Digital Painting

More HOT Found Art

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HOT Glitch Art: “ez94″ (Dear Computer, 2008)

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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HOTLINKS

Dear Computer Artist’s Website

More HOT Glitch Art

More HOT Digital Painting

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HOT Digital Abstractions: Andy Gilmore (2009/2010)

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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HOT LINKS

Andy Gilmore Artist’s Website

Andy Gilmore on Flickr

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HOT JPG Mashups: “Sex Sells” (Paul Proulx + Jessica Sargent, 2009-10)

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

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HOT digital art by Paul Proulx and Jessica Sargent. Who needs product placement when our lives are so filled with commodities that an everyday photo is bound to contain advertising of some description? Proulx and Sargent take this one step further, using amateur porn images to (re)construct advertisements. HOT!

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HOTLINKS

Crimestoppers Home Entertainment

SEX SELLS Series

Bennett Media

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More HOT Collages

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HOT Photo Collage: “Jessica Simpson – Hairstyles” (Anon, 2009)

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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HOT photographic collage by an anonymous internet user: “People think hairdos are so hard, but they’re not. Your hair should look tousled and undone. If I’m in a mood to go out and feel hot and sexy, I want long hair that I can feel on my back. But I also like bed head. I’ll usually wash my hair and let it air-dry wavy, but if I’m just in a hang-out mood, I won’t even wash it. I’ll wait until it smells.” (Jessica Simpson)

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HOTLINKS

Jessica Simpson Artist Website

More HOT Collages

More HOT Photography

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HOT Digital Photography: “Nudes” (Thomas Ruff, 2003)

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

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HOT processed photographs by Thomas Ruff, exploring the impact of the internet and digitization on photography and pornography. As Ruff writes, “I always want to take the medium of photography into the picture, so that you are always aware that you are looking at an image – a photograph.” He continues, “so, in the picture I hope you can see two things: the image itself, plus the reflection – or the thinking – about photography. I hope it’s visible. I’m an investigator, and it is as if I am investigating the grammar of photography.”

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HOTLINKS

Philip Pocock Interviews Thomas Ruff

Gil Blank Interviews Thomas Ruff

Joerg Colberg Interviews Thomas Ruff

Thomas Ruff Talks To Daniel Birnbaum

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HOT Digital Pantings: “Place 1 & 2″ (Elna Frederick, 2010)

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

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More HOT digital art from Elna Frederick. We featured Frederick’s animated GIF Place 3: Uu.Place at the beginning of the year and it wasn’t until recently that we finally got around to checking out her digital paintings Place 1 and Place 2. Frederick is part of the digital art collective ComputersClub, which also includes the fantastic Nicolas Sassoon and a range of other interesting artists. FYI – these works look better in their original context as standalone webpages (click the images to see for yourself).

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HOTLINKS

Elna Frederick Artist Website

Elna Frederick on ComputersClub.org

More HOT Digital Paintings

More Elna Frederick

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HOT Glitch Art: “Glitch Lab” (Iman Moradi, 2009)

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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HOT glitch art and research from Iman Moradi’s Glitch Lab. For those who are interested in glitch aesthetics and digital art in general Moradi’s PHD thesis is also a must see. Digital academia is HOT!

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HOTLINKS

Iman Moradi – Glitch Aesthetics

Iman Moradi Research Blog

Iman Moradi Tumblr Site

More HOT Glitch Art

More HOT Digital Painting

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