Student Links – New Media Art & Artists

Judith Barry, Project, Whitney Museum of American Art.

In the comments section below please post the links to the New Media Art and Artists that you have discovered and resonate with. In the coming weeks we will use this blog post as the jump station to present and discuss the works in class.

The links will also be applied to our class resources page for archiving and posterity.

27 comments

  1. Andrea says:

    Here are a few new media artists that caught my attention–some are just 2D, some create both 2D and video:

    Jeremy Bailey
    -Video + 2D. I appreciate his satirically view of new media.
    http://jeremybailey.net/
    http://jeremybailey.tumblr.com/

    Kehinde Wiley
    -We spoke about him in class. I love the way he elevates pop culture through his paintings.
    https://www.instagram.com/KehindeWiley/?hl=en
    http://kehindewiley.com

    David Marinos
    -Very raw, emotional and edgy work
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/david-marinos
    http://davidmarinos.tumblr.com

    Eva Papamargariti
    -Video + 2D. She has a very dreamlike aesthetic to her work
    http://evapapamargariti.tumblr.com/

  2. Wilmer Cuba says:

    Two artists that I looked up and resonate with are Matt Dixon and Dwayne Vance. Their urls are: mattdixon.com.uk and artstation.com
    They are both digital artists. Matt Dixon is my favorite. He is an illustrator who uses photoshop to create some of the most amazing digital artworks I’ve ever seen. Dwayne Vance is also amazing. He uses Painter, Alchemy, and photoshop to create some awesome digital artworks. What I especially love about both artists is that the foundation of their artworks comes down to good ole fashion DRAWING. They focus on drawing before painting digitally. When I look at their works, it is clear that they can both draw exceptionally well. Once they have the drawing aspect completed, which involves a lot of sketching, then they focus on digitally painting those awesome drawings.

  3. Len Antinori says:

    I found that when it comes to NEW MEDIA examples, I prefer those that have some application to what I am presently doing or could do with my current digital illustration technique.
    Examples would be AUTOVISION by George Legrady

    SPLOSHING THE VOID by Fulldome
    https://currentsnewmedia.org/artist/scott-andrew/

    MORPHOGENESIS by Fulldome (this is only an interesting digital image)
    https://currentsnewmedia.org/artist/can-buyukberber/

    WE ARE STARDUST INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION

    ARIADNE at
    https://currentsnewmedia.org/artist/ariadne/

    The next inclusions are a slew of Animation clips (and some extra inspirational live action/ Cinema History scenes, at the end) that I use in my HISTORY OF ANIMATION class to depict what I feel shows the art of taking drawings on a piece of paper or a screen and not only dazzling the eye but touching one’s heart.

    Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Pencil sketch transformation scene, I will always be a sucker for great figure drawing!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HdZwbdJ_6M&t=35s

    Fredrich Bach’s THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES
    Definitely worth the 30 minutes, this hand drawn animated short film is beautifully rendered and inspirational, catch the fantastic detail in the last 3 minutes.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYlsIZXCQa4

    Having just caught THE BLACK PANTHER in the theaters, brought me back to the bed rock of stylized superhero visualizations — the Fleischer Brothers (1941)
    SUPERMAN AND THE MAD SCIENTIST – check this out especially 7 minutes into it till the end.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixmU0gkuZ7w

    1950’s Surrealism meets animation in this pivotal work of the “anti-Disney” limited animation style of 1953’s UPA’s THE TELL TALE HEART
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flKOtXC4oyM

    Disney’s attempt at German Expressionism — the Night on Bald Mountain sequence. from 1941’s FANTASIA. Note the hands of the devil, traditionally rotoscoped — the precursor of today’s CGI motion capture technology.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLCuL-K39eQ

    Pixar seems to have the cornered the market on making kids laugh and parents cry. Check out these clips starting with one of their first shorts from the early 1990’s: TIN TOY
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0JXpEqf3AI

    ThE memorable UP montage is on a par with CITIZEN KANE in its editing brevity.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bk_9T482g&t=7s

    A few clips from Pixar’s TOY STORY trilogy, I know it’s only all pixels and digital programs but I react to these scenes like I visiting old friends.
    The intensity of the furnace scene and the friendship that prevails:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtQPmDjuA5s

    The ending to the trilogy — there wasn’t a dry eye in the theater when I first saw this, proving that CGI animation can touch the heart just as much as live action.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwlwBR1XFB8

    The genius of INSIDE OUT when Bing Bong gives up his “life.”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXj61BXEy2M

    A commercial failure but a classic nevertheless: THE IRON GIANT (finale)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-HtFshOUms

    The great Ray Harryhauysen’s stop motion animation – the destruction of Washington DC in EARTH VS. FLYING SAUSERS (1951)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZO6pIhQEbo

    No animation in these last two clips, but as a kid, this next scene left a real mark on me, with words of wisdom that still resonate from THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASsNtti1XZs

    My final inclusion is the profound finale speech from Charlie Chaplin’s character in THE GREAT DICTATOR, produced two years before America’s involvement in WWII and before we as a nation officially recognized the Holocaust. Check this film out if you have never seen it. Chaplin lampoons Hitler and then makes a statement to the world.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7GY1Xg6X20

    Len Antinori

  4. Yutong Ren says:

    That speech of Charlie Chaplin or should I say his character is so classic, I watched all of his films before I went to high school.

  5. Yutong Ren says:

    New media art always related to network, and this is one of the most popular websites of new media art in China, it is a platform for artist, company, studio, and more art group or units, their content not merely limited to a common forum, it separated to nine platforms and ten professional realm.

    http://manamana.net/site/index

    The second website is a literally well-known media company, VICE.
    My favorite media, they claim themselves representing our generation of all over the world, not only global news, people’s life but also their bold idea and interesting facts. They have few sections for you to take a look, you might find something really interesting.

    https://creators.vice.com/en_us

    There are also two artists that I think is worth to bring up.
    The first one, Nam June Paik, his original Korean name is 백남준, a Korean American artist. If you ever heard about Fluxus, an international and interdisciplinary group that took shape in the 1960s and 1970s. His most famous art form is video art and also considered as the founder of video art. He has so many amazing works, here are some of my favorite.

    1964, “TV Cello”, with classical cellist Charlotte Moorman.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9lnbIGHzUM

    1974, “TV Buddha”, a video installation depicting a Buddha statue viewing its own live image on a closed circuit TV.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s6imG7UJ1Q

    Another artist that I recommend is Carla Gannis. Originally from Oxford, North Carolina, today lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She identifies as a visual storyteller. I had a chance to meet her in person last semester, she gave us a mind-blowing presentation of her work, really interesting and attractive.

    And my favorite is “The Garden of Emoji Delights”, 2014.
    http://carlagannis.com/blog/prints/gardenofemojidelights/

    Her website,
    http://carlagannis.com/blog/

  6. Grace Pentecoste says:

    Links:

    Marina Zurkow
    http://o-matic.com/play/friend/mesocosmTS/index.htmlhttp://o-matic.com/play/index.html

    Past, Present, and Future status of our lives, influenced from the Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights. Viewing the unmoral world, watching the relationships and interactions with the humans and non humans.

    http://www.yaelkanarek.com/netart/ – Net Art YAEL KANAREK
    Mixing traditional and digital with a painting and digital text and illustrations in motion.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/arts/international/website-gives-stage-to-new-media-artists.html

    An interesting article about light being shed on new digital art.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wVq41Bi2yE
    Apparition – Klaus Obermaier & Ars Electronica Futurelab

    Interaction between people and video.

    https://currentsnewmedia.org/artist/grayson-cooke/

    Combining Film and Effects Destruction of Time, Science Thrived. Never getting those moments back, gone forever. This is my most favorite find yet, I love film photography but this also brought out extreme emotions while watching this. Definitely a deep meaning to it and also the fact that the film gets destroyed, all he has left are any of the prints he may or may not have made.

  7. Chie Kim says:

    The new media website that invoke meaning and connection that I have found to be of a meditative and soothing quality are listed. I was quite amazed that I found this, because I am of the older generation and the contemporary pieces I have viewed are more difficult to understand and appreciate.

    https://www.teamlab.art/w/whatloving/

    marclee.io/en/10-000-moving-cities-same-but-different/

  8. Hannah Kerin says:

    Hannah Kerin
    http://marclee.io/en/realtime-stories-mapping-the-free-flow-of-information-around-the-world-in-realtime/

    1.) I resonate with Marc Lee’s work. One of Marc Lee’s installations consist of a room full of projections. Each of these projections display what’s happening in the lives of people around the world, in real time. I feel the position and composition of these screens works. Additionally, I like the idea of using art for purpose, not to just look at a pretty paining. I like how Marc uses his artwork to open up the eye of others and learn about people who they probably would otherwise know nothing about.
    2.) http://www.perryhoberman.com/page30/index.html. Perry Hoberman’s work resonates with me as well. One of Perry’s work titled, “The Carthatic User Interface”, is not only a visual experience, but also an interactive one. Prior to the creation of “The Carthatic User Interface”, Perry asked for the general public to submit media describing their feelings on new technology. I feel this approach, could make his artwork more relate-able to the general masses rather than just the artist himself.
    These site are of the utmost importance, because the websites spread awareness of the artists’ work, vision and mission, to people who would not have the access to learn about them. These websites can also act as a tool for the artist, recording their exhibitions and allowing the artist to easy see change in the way they create and display

  9. Andrea says:

    The first artist I am responding to was posted by Chie. I found myself completely mesmerized by the ever changing world for this art instillation. It was nice to lose yourself in the artist’s world and become part of the piece. It was cool to see that we could have an impact on the piece even as the viewer.

    https://www.teamlab.art/w/whatloving/

    The second artist I am responding to was posted by Miranda. I really enjoyed all of the Instagram feeds that were posted, but Jay Sprogell’s feed stood out the most to me probably because it was one that I could related to as a photographer and media junkie. His work is simple but comical and I appreciate him taking old advertising artwork and modernizing it with animation.

    https://www.instagram.com/jaysprogell/

  10. Grace Pentecoste says:

    Kim Toledo shared a link from Mister Brown (https://misterbrown.tumblr.com/). I really enjoyed how he took film photography, such a traditional method and used it digitally which almost looked like a boomerang. It gave these images a new flare to them and create more movement. I also really enjoyed the show he did in which he took found medium format negatives and printed them and also included his own photographs in the mix. You don’t know which are his or which are found, they blend equally and the idea of matching history and giving random people a moment of fame is very interesting to me. I had an exhibition a couple of years ago, where I took pictures with different cameras that I found in antiques stores and when I displayed the photographs, I also displayed the cameras. It gave that camera a moment to shine, it helped create that outcome through it’s own experiences along the way.

    The other artist I really enjoyed was Carla Gannis shared by Yutong Ren. I really enjoyed her Selfie Exploration (http://carlagannis.com/blog/drawings/). I am not exactly sure how she did this but I would really like to learn/know more about her process. Each one is so different from the next it just keeps making you want to look on and on and on.

  11. Chie Kim says:

    I enjoyed and really felt moved when I viewed Len Antinori’s suggestion of “Beauty & The Beast” pencil sketch transformation scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HdZwbdJ_6M&t=35s. The reason I chose this is because I have just viewed my Grandson’s performance in his school play. I will share this with him to give him a behind the scenes history of the original makings and art involved.
    Simple paper and pencil art work incorporated with computer animations can transform to capture heartwarming feelings. The sketch drawings felt as real as watching people on stage. The simplicity that the artist uses without the use of color to emphasize and command the viewers attention is the value in the creation. The focus can be on the meaning without too much detail.

  12. Wilmer Cuba says:

    I was able to finally view Fredrich Back’s “The Man Who Planted Trees.” Though I didn’t get to see the entire 30 minutes, I did capture like 18 minutes. It’s great to see how the old ways of doing animation where artists would hand draw their work was in comparison to how it’s digitally drawn today. I enjoyed the animation very much and appreciated good ole fashion hand skilled drawing to create animation. I loved the imperfections, which I think worked very well for the time. I believe it was created in the early 1940s. Similarly I enjoyed the Fleisher Brothers’ animation, “Superman and the Mad Scientist.” With today’s animations, computer softwares allow for perfections in drawing, color, and animation. That’s cool, but watching Fredrich Back’s and the Fleisher Brothers’ hand drawn animations helped me appreciate good ole fashion hand drawing skills and coloring techniques…and of course animation.

  13. Madeline Nunley says:

    I watched Grace’s post, https://currentsnewmedia.org/artist/grayson-cooke/, the film had a surrealistic quality to it and kind of created this feeling of eerie atmosphere. I was left in a trance and got lost within the film. This was very endearing to me. It was beautiful and intricate but also confusing because the film wasn’t really of anything. I also felt that the music added to the experience, I couldn’t help but get lost in the film.

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