My whole project so far has solely based itself around the idea of technology influencing the art world, this had led my research to internet art:
Many places specify this type of art as something that can only exists because of the internet, it can exist outside of it, but that is why it’s here. Wikipedia definition:
“Internet art (often referred to as net art) is a form of digital artwork distributed via the Internet. This form of art has circumvented the traditional dominance of the gallery and museum system, delivering aesthetic experiences via the Internet.”
This is most definitely where my project has been leading me, and this type of work expresses everything I was trying to say at the beginning about the difference technology makes on the art world. It generally includes social media, online communication and websites, ‘The Telegraph’ states “its ubiquity in everyday life has affected the art world in ways some are comparing to the way photography changed 20th century painting. “
“Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA, has been familiar with net art since its beginnings in Eastern Europe in the late Nineties, when artists became net activists against the Balkan War. However, he is certain that the art world is experiencing a moment of change, notably because of the way the internet enables artists to access imagery which informs their work. “We’re at a very interesting moment,” he tells me, “If you look at the art produced in the 20th century you clearly see its relationship to photography and printed matter and the mechanised image.” From the article – How has the internet changed art?
However the same article doesn note that it seems silly to classify something as internet art and its becoming redundant because inevitably all work is influences by the use of technology and the internet, but, then there is obviously people who try a lot harder to do so, here are some examples below who I found, simply searching, internet artists:
Creator of the simplistic, but inventive website papertoilet.com. (2006)
An interactive website enable you to endlessly unravel toilet paper, it may be silly and pointless, but still utilising the use of interactivity and art, a simple idea but very popular and it one of his best know works
An interactive website enable you to endlessly unravel toilet paper, it may be silly and pointless, but still utilising the use of interactivity and art, a simple idea but very popular and it one of his best know works, alongside the equally straightforward jellotime.com (2006) which bounces along to mouse movement.
I wouldnt’ say these have great depth or context, which I often find myself looking for, but they do still grasp onto the origins of modern art, doesn’t have to be large or taken a lot of time, but if it sparks interest and even has reason to the artists for existence, it si a product of its time and displayed as (interactive) art.
Again another wed based animation using a number of GIF’s layered together on a webpage, again fully
utilising the uses of interactive media, a piece of work tha couldn’t be hung in a gallery or seen a book.
I definitely prefer this style of work for its really interesting style of illustration, rather that just becoming interesting because of its movement ( a bit like Rozendaal’s) its content is a bit more interesting, and something I could see myself doing.
This artists work is directly a product of technology programmes and has designed a series of paintings on Microsoft store using a Microsoft surface tablet.
They are actually incredibly beautiful expressionist style paintings, but the main focus here is on the medium that was used to create it, not an amazing software, just something available to most people who own a tablet.
In conclusion I think this is where all my work has been leading up to, and I see myself looking at skills I have gained, recognising what skills I want to learn about, criticise, take apart, understand and try to make some of my own ‘internet art’ but in an illustrative manner. I’m incredibly interested in the subject and how some contemporary art and illustration would not exist, or be as popular without the modern-day consumerism approach to internet and technology.