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still drawing monsters (a career-killer for any serious artist but you can't make me stop). I think the OptiDisc gif was rooted in these little circles that litter every piece of paper I come in contact with.
for some reason I think I like the photo of the printed-out web app drawing more than the web app drawing itself
conte on paper, 18 x 12 inches
I did this series of "roots" drawings, trying to work as traditionally as possible, in or near the kitsch zone. A younger snottier artist visited my studio and blanched. What's wrong with them? I asked. "Everything," he said, but the most I could get out of him was that if you were going to do anything that looked like charcoal you needed "Donald Sultan-like tasty smears."
am not post-studio -- although studio visits are admittedly quaint
also, pop art is not dead
ink and watercolor (or acrylic or gouache)
8 1/2 x 11 inches
All are drawn with MSPaint or Chibi Paint. Was pleased to see the new MSPaint "scales up" well for enlarged printing: the pixels that are supposed to be sharp stay sharp (provided you turn off "edge smoothing" in the printer) and the brushwork that is algorithmically fuzzed out doesn't look as bad as I thought it might.
pencil, ink, acrylic and gouache on cardboard, 1990s
11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
My studio "long wall" is occupied so I broke these internet-originating drawings into two groups.
There is a lot of talk about making screen based art "gallery friendly."
The best reason to print them out is not to "create scarcity" (the fave bugaboo reason of the "art and technology" websites) but to actually facilitate viewing them all in one place at a certain scale, which your phone or desktop is not going to allow you to do. These are done on nice paper so they "pop" if you are going to the trouble to print them. But if you believe it's for conspiratorial reasons adduced by university Marxists go ahead. Part of making them sellable is not being too goofy and making collectors nervous and I can't claim to have any wisdom on that score.
Many thanks to Computers Club Drawing Society for making this work possible.
Surge Molecule 2, 2013, photocopies, linen tape
13 1/8 X 10 1/2 inches
Installation view with Surge Molecule, 2012
At the rate I'm making these I'll be ready for a show of them in 10 years. But seriously, these are probably better for being a "back burner" project while I work on other things. I made #2 without having looked at #1 for several months and was surprised by the different set of rules I made for myself the second time (and also that it was more elaborate).