by Jack Addis
A lot of artists are looking for how digital media and technology will change the way we see ourselves. Where Lauren Pelc McArthur takes traditional paint as a starting point, Jack takes digital patterns and artifacts to start from. He’s starting from the digital, looking for the human measure, crafting recognizable form.
How does ‘man’ picture himself in the digital world? When cyberspace was first colonized by humans it appeared as green ascii characters on black. It was rendered as raytraced primitive solids to give it a feeling of space. What could be a reference to The Matrix actually appears in the form of green ascii, but it is just a small part in a maelstrohm of colour and movement. It makes the visualisation of The Matrix seem tepid.
The man Colonizer One becomes engulfed by and part of the data he visits, taking a temporary more substantial form. We are data information condensation points. Colored spikes burst out of the figure like sunbursts from a star. Splashes of colour seem to bubble and explode. We are energy. We are all stars in our digital world.
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The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available (3090 x 4031 pixels), the PSD source file showing all layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains details and background information on the artist.