David Altrath presents “The Metro Series” which highlights the unique underground metro system in Stockholm, Sweden which features installations from local and non-local artists all the way back from 1957. It has become so decorated that it is now considered the longest art exhibition in the world.
Murals, statues, and other installations expand the length of the metro system, leaving nothing bland about the underground. And it’s true — the work adds spice to the system that you can not see in other stations around the world.
Matter of fact, in some cases, the stations were actually built based on the artists’ ideas.
Revered Instagram artist Slime Sunday makes mind-blowing magic out of women, dusty magazines, and nature.
Six years ago, Massachusetts-based artist Mike Parisella was working toward a degree in psychology, convinced his education would lead to a good job and a secure life. But he was miserable. The urge to make art boiled on the back burner in his brain, and he soon decided he needed a place to put everything he was making in his spare time. Protected by anonymity, he opened an Instagram account he dubbed @SlimeSunday and started posting. It was a slow grow, but once it took off, things went viral, and Slime Sunday quickly became revered for his psychedelic digital art featuring warped women with faces that spiral into delectable shapes and colors. His digital work was punchy, warm, and filled with dreamlike patterns akin to an acid trip.
Photographer Ruud van Empel was born in Breda, The Netherlands, in 1958. He studied at the St Joost Academy of Art, moving to Amsterdam in the late 1980s to work on his career as a visual artist. As one of the most pioneering and innovative contemporary digital photographers practising today, Ruud’s work is held in the collections of several major galleries and museums around the world and has been extensively exhibited.
“My idea was to construct a photograph that would look ordinary… but where everything was made up”
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00100011. Who am I? Zeroes and ones. A code. For what? A reduction. Why? My distillation into a binary world. Two numbers in a sequence. A sequence? A chain of life. The genome of our universe. The genome of Me.
What used to be down is up. Our footprint, our identity, our stuff. We exist in a cloud rather than on the ground. Technology has tidied us up and hijacked us into an era of post-individualism. Where does that leave Me? Is this why everyone is scrambling to define their identity? Their spirituality? Their network? How do We fit into this new sequence? What do Our zeroes and ones add up to? What do our interconnected digital footprints mean for our future?
But is it Art? Is it Important art? Will it stand the test of Time? Is it worth the Ask? Will I be able to sell it for More? Who decides if it’s Art? Who tells us if the Brillo Box is significant, or just derivative of the Soup Can? Who’s in Charge here? Hello??