Celebrating the Charm of Low-Resolution Art
Discover the artists who turn their dream into reality by merging the internet and 3D tech into a surreal, pixelated world where anything is possible and nothing is quite as it appears. With a keen eye for the bizarre and a knack for uncovering the hidden gems buried within the depths of the internet, they are true masters of socio-anthropological excavation. Come explore a journey of powerful videos and captivating visuals.
As a multimedia artist, Jon delves into the dark corners of the internet to uncover humanity’s deepest, most intimate thoughts and desires. Using a mix of video, animation, photography, sculpture and installation, he transforms this digital detritus into thought-provoking works of art.
Claudia Maté lives and work in Paris. She works in a large area of new media and online based works which come from a variety of formats including programming, 3D, video, videogames, VR, GIF and sound. She is the co-founder and curator at cloaque.org. Her work manages to blend the familiar with the odd, and the futuristic with strange retro tropes.
Japanese contemporary artist collective merges real and virtual or its overlap called “Street, Ethernet, Field”. `They create art that transforms into social records, by alternating personal memories with myths. And then, they make all boundaries of cultures ambiguous, such as Club culture and Otaku culture.
Nichole Shinn is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Currently her practice explores projected and internalized fantasies onto the feminine identity, body, spirit and mind. In particular, fantasies that blossom desires of violence, power, pain, isolation, longing, beauty, hierarchy & dominance. Nichole builds their own characters and worlds that reflect the conflicted relationship between empowerment and degradation within fantastical feminine representations.
Multidisciplinary designer based in NYC focused on motion design, print and illustration. His pixelated graphics give the retro vibes and evoke a sense of nostalgia for the early days of video gaming.
Erma is a vision of mind-bending loops, otherworldly effects, and vibrant tactile animation you can’t unsee. With over 12 years of Emmy award-winning experience in children’s television and interactive media, he develops scroll-stopping art from concept to production. The captivating queer visual artists blend gore and fluidity to bring their twisted GIF art to life. They stand both in front of and behind the camera, making themselves the subject of their portraits. Get lost in hours of staring at their expectation-defying masterpieces.
VICE ID: Erma Fiend from Erma Fiend on Vimeo.
Hang, the Chinese artist based in Texas, captures the spirit of the social media age by incorporating the aesthetics of the digital world into their work. Their pieces, blending representation and abstraction, humorously highlight modern human behavior and offer a witty commentary on our desire for instant gratification. In a world where attention is a commodity, Hang stands out with their unique vision.
Cover credits: Gao Hang, Nichole Shinn