Aneta Bartos seeks to capture the surreal space of memory, blurring real and imagined worlds in order to represent that which is beyond fact or fiction.
Quayola is a multimedia artist based in London whose hybrid projects blur the line between photography and animation, the digital and the real. In this video, the artist filmed a cathedral in extreme high resolution, then used custom-programmed algorithms to fracture the image.
Artist Takeshi Murata is known for making digital works that at first glance might not look like art at all. His abstract videos take an appropriated source, here, a movie clip of a monster rising out of a pool, and distort it into something almost unrecognizable: a free for all of color, pattern and digital noise.
Can a sunset be crowd-sourced? Artist Jasper Elings has done just that with “Sharing a Beautiful Sunset” (2009), a 1 minute video that creates one single ocean sunset from hundreds of disparate images found on Google Images. The resulting video, set to a industrial drone soundtrack, is both poetic found art and intriguing conceptual exercise. As found internet artifacts, the source of Elings’ images is a popular tool for art-making lately, but “Sharing a Beautiful Sunset” succeeds in transcending the banality and kitsch of sunset photos into something much more inspiring.
All art lovers have had those revelatory moments when visual art just blows our minds. It’s surprising, beautiful, provocative, painful, confusing and every kind of emotion at once. I think that’s what the small child in this video is feeling when he wanders into one of Yayoi Kusama’s infinite dot rooms. Also, it’s SO CUTE.