“Each age finds its own technique”.

– Jackson Pollock

techspressionism

/tek-spresh-uh-niz-uh m/

An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience. (Wiktionary)

ROOT WORDS  (source: Oxford Dictionaries):

expressionism: A style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer seeks to express emotional experience rather than impressions of the external world.
technology :The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.

INTRODUCING TECHSPRESSIONISM

In 1928, ruminating on the rapid pace and profound nature of change in the twentieth century, the French poet and philosopher Paul Valéry wrote: “We must expect great innovations to transform the entire technique of the arts, thereby affecting artistic invention itself and perhaps even bringing about an amazing change in our very notion of art.” This prediction so impressed the cultural critic Walter Benjamin that he used it as the epigraph of his famous 1935 essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” (as it was originally titled). These writers and others were pondering the same issues that face the artists who now, nearly a century later, self-identify as Techspressionists.

Thanks to digital technologies and the Internet, works of art have become, in Valéry’s formulation, ubiquitous; as he foresaw, “We shall only have to summon them and there they will be.” This level of accessibility requires us to adopt and accept new attitudes toward creative expression. As Benjamin observed, the debate regarding the artistic validity of new media, begun with photography and cinema in the late nineteenth century, centers on the so-called aura of the singular work of art. And the aura of uniqueness remains powerful. Yet a digitally-generated artwork is not a reproduction in the conventional sense—that is, a copy of something else—though it can be, and often is, reproduced in multiples that are indistinguishable one from another.

Hand-made versus mechanical. One-off versus duplication. Such binaries ultimately resolve in light of the works of art themselves. By whatever technique it’s created, Techspressionist imagery generates its own aura, deriving its authenticity from the artist’s intention. Expression is paramount; technology is merely the delivery system. Jackson Pollock faced a similar concern. Frustrated by the focus on his materials and methods rather than the content of his paintings, he insisted, “It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something is being said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.”

Helen A. Harrison
Director, Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
June 2022

Photo ©2022 Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com

Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond opening reception at Southampton Arts Center, April 23, 2022.
Pictured artists (left to right): Diane Marsella, Carter Hodgkin, Renata Janiszewska (on iPad), Darcy Gerbarg, Mary Boochever, Tommy Mintz, Verneda Lights, Tom Dunn (SAC Executive Director), Nina Sobell, Roy Nicholson, Nina Yankowitz, Roz Dimon, Colin Goldberg, ScoJo, Steve Miller, Patrick Lichty, Tali Hinkis (kneeling), Christine Sciulli (kneeling), John Zieman (back row), Kyle Lapidus, Mary Ann Strandell, Holly Gordon, Michael Rees (back row) Dalton Portella (kneeling), Joe Diamond (SAC General Manager), Dan Welden, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Anne Spalter, Gregory Little. Artworks behind group by Frank Gillette. Photo ©2022 Rob Rich/SocietyAllure.com

UPCOMING SALON

Techspressionist Salon 52 - Photography and Media Confluence

TECHSPRESSIONIST SALON #53:
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA CONFLUENCE

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 5:30-7 PM EDT

Moderators: Tommy Mintz and Renata Janiszewska

Techspressionist Salons are online artists meetups conceived as a modern counterpart to the Surrealist salons of the 1920’s, in which artists could meet informally to socialize and discuss ideas.   Techspressionist Salons are a time and place in cyberspace where artists gather every other week to hang out, share their work and discuss matters relating to art, philosophy, and technology. These meetups are self-supporting and are organized by the Techspressionist artist community.

The First Techspressionist Salon was held on September 1, 2020, and included artists Colin GoldbergPatrick LichtySteve Miller and Oz Van Rosen, as well as group advisor Helen Harrison.  During this session, the working definition of Techspressionism was decided upon by the participants as: An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.”

VIEW SALON ARCHIVE

RECENT EXHIBITION

Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond at Southampton Arts Center

Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond

TECHSPRESSIONISM – Digital & Beyond presented innovative work in a broad range of styles, reflecting the expressive potential of electronic media. The exhibition included the works of more than 90 artists working with technology from more than 20 countries around the world including Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and the United States.

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RECENT VIDEOS

TECHSPRESSIONIST ARTWORKS

Curated by Renata Janiszewska

Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Andy Thomas
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Australia 🇷🇺
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@andythomasartist

Over the last two decades Andy Thomas has developed an iconic visual language that is uniquely his own. Using a combination of digital technology and water colours, Thomas’ work is a symbolic representation of nature’s collision with technology. Inspired by the beauty of nature and extensive travel to some of the world’s most ancient rainforests, Thomas fuses together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract forms. Intricately layered compositions of plants and animals make a strong statement of technology’s impact on planet earth and how advancements in society are affecting the natural systems of life.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Andy Thomas
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Australia 🇷🇺
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@andythomasartist

Over the last two decades Andy Thomas has developed an iconic visual language that is uniquely his own. Using a combination of digital technology and water colours, Thomas’ work is a symbolic representation of nature’s collision with technology. Inspired by the beauty of nature and extensive travel to some of the world’s most ancient rainforests, Thomas fuses together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract forms. Intricately layered compositions of plants and animals make a strong statement of technology’s impact on planet earth and how advancements in society are affecting the natural systems of life.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Andy Thomas
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Australia 🇷🇺
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@andythomasartist

Over the last two decades Andy Thomas has developed an iconic visual language that is uniquely his own. Using a combination of digital technology and water colours, Thomas’ work is a symbolic representation of nature’s collision with technology. Inspired by the beauty of nature and extensive travel to some of the world’s most ancient rainforests, Thomas fuses together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract forms. Intricately layered compositions of plants and animals make a strong statement of technology’s impact on planet earth and how advancements in society are affecting the natural systems of life.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Ilya Emelyanov
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Kazan, Russia 🇷🇺
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@hoanowe

Hoanowe (real name - Ilya Emelyanov) is an independent glytch artist and Techspressionist located in Kazan.
He studies at Kazan State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, but his life is closely connected with art.
He was engaged in literature, graphic design, etc., but at the moment his main activities are digital art and electronic music.
Being an independent artist, he tries to show the melanchlolic atmosphere of Post-Soviet Russia. The main directions of his artworks are glytch and abstract art.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Ilya Emelyanov
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Kazan, Russia 🇷🇺
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@hoanowe

Hoanowe (real name - Ilya Emelyanov) is an independent glytch artist and Techspressionist located in Kazan.
He studies at Kazan State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, but his life is closely connected with art.
He was engaged in literature, graphic design, etc., but at the moment his main activities are digital art and electronic music.
Being an independent artist, he tries to show the melanchlolic atmosphere of Post-Soviet Russia. The main directions of his artworks are glytch and abstract art.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Ilya Emelyanov
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Kazan, Russia 🇷🇺
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@hoanowe

Hoanowe (real name - Ilya Emelyanov) is an independent glytch artist and Techspressionist located in Kazan.
He studies at Kazan State Academy of Veterinary Medicine, but his life is closely connected with art.
He was engaged in literature, graphic design, etc., but at the moment his main activities are digital art and electronic music.
Being an independent artist, he tries to show the melanchlolic atmosphere of Post-Soviet Russia. The main directions of his artworks are glytch and abstract art.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sue Beyer
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Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
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@sue_beyer

Australian artist Sue Beyer has exhibited internationally, and received support through cultural agencies such as Australia Council, Creative Victoria, University of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation.

Beyer has been a finalist in multiple prizes, was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize (2014) and awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award (2018) for work created as part of her MFA.

Her work is part of numerous corporate and public collections including Artbank, an Australian Government art collection.

In 2022 Sue is represented internationally by Studio Gallery Group in Melbourne Australia, Bos Fine Art in The Netherlands, and is a Sessional Lecturer with the School of Design at RMIT in Melbourne. Sue is based in Melbourne and New York.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sue Beyer
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Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
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@sue_beyer

Australian artist Sue Beyer has exhibited internationally, and received support through cultural agencies such as Australia Council, Creative Victoria, University of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation.

Beyer has been a finalist in multiple prizes, was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize (2014) and awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award (2018) for work created as part of her MFA.

Her work is part of numerous corporate and public collections including Artbank, an Australian Government art collection.

In 2022 Sue is represented internationally by Studio Gallery Group in Melbourne Australia, Bos Fine Art in The Netherlands, and is a Sessional Lecturer with the School of Design at RMIT in Melbourne. Sue is based in Melbourne and New York.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sue Beyer
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Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
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@sue_beyer

Australian artist Sue Beyer has exhibited internationally, and received support through cultural agencies such as Australia Council, Creative Victoria, University of Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation.

Beyer has been a finalist in multiple prizes, was the winner of the Emerging artist category in the Stanthorpe Art Prize (2014) and awarded the National Gallery of Victoria Women’s Association Award (2018) for work created as part of her MFA.

Her work is part of numerous corporate and public collections including Artbank, an Australian Government art collection.

In 2022 Sue is represented internationally by Studio Gallery Group in Melbourne Australia, Bos Fine Art in The Netherlands, and is a Sessional Lecturer with the School of Design at RMIT in Melbourne. Sue is based in Melbourne and New York.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Hernán Roperto
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Rosario, Argentina 🇦🇷
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@hernanroperto

I'm an Audiovisual Artist & Engineer from Argentina.
I develop visual content for live performances working work along with musicians, artists,
theater directors and cultural managers in order to enhance their creations and
transfor their works.
I use tools and techniques from real-time video, creativecoding, videomapping, and lighting .
 
Most of my work is a combination of science, technology and art.
I'm interested in the study of the aesthetics and technical aspects of sound visualization,
generative process, computational algorithms, geometrical abstraction and mathematical
& data transformation processes.

I create  audio-visual performances together with my brother, the engineer and musician Dani Roperto, under the ROOR pseudonym.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Hernán Roperto
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Rosario, Argentina 🇦🇷
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@hernanroperto

I'm an Audiovisual Artist & Engineer from Argentina.
I develop visual content for live performances working work along with musicians, artists,
theater directors and cultural managers in order to enhance their creations and
transfor their works.
I use tools and techniques from real-time video, creativecoding, videomapping, and lighting .
 
Most of my work is a combination of science, technology and art.
I'm interested in the study of the aesthetics and technical aspects of sound visualization,
generative process, computational algorithms, geometrical abstraction and mathematical
& data transformation processes.

I create  audio-visual performances together with my brother, the engineer and musician Dani Roperto, under the ROOR pseudonym.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Hernán Roperto
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Rosario, Argentina 🇦🇷
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@hernanroperto

I'm an Audiovisual Artist & Engineer from Argentina.
I develop visual content for live performances working work along with musicians, artists,
theater directors and cultural managers in order to enhance their creations and
transfor their works.
I use tools and techniques from real-time video, creativecoding, videomapping, and lighting .
 
Most of my work is a combination of science, technology and art.
I'm interested in the study of the aesthetics and technical aspects of sound visualization,
generative process, computational algorithms, geometrical abstraction and mathematical
& data transformation processes.

I create  audio-visual performances together with my brother, the engineer and musician Dani Roperto, under the ROOR pseudonym.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Tayyebeh Rasouli
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Iran 🇮🇷
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@tayyebbeh_rasouli

My name is Tayyebeh Rasouli. I am originally from Afghanistan and I have been doing documentary and fine art photography since 2014. I have been thinking about photography and creating art since I can remember, but living as an artist in a third world country has not been easy for me because we faced many problems regarding financial and immigration issues. Overcoming the difficulties with the support of my family, I was able to graduate with a bachelor's degree in photography and continue my passion. You will see traces of me in all my photos. Photography has always acted like a therapist for me because with its help I can express my true self, my concerns and pains freely.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Tayyebeh Rasouli
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Iran 🇮🇷
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@tayyebeh_rasouli

My name is Tayyebeh Rasouli. I am originally from Afghanistan and I have been doing documentary and fine art photography since 2014. I have been thinking about photography and creating art since I can remember, but living as an artist in a third world country has not been easy for me because we faced many problems regarding financial and immigration issues. Overcoming the difficulties with the support of my family, I was able to graduate with a bachelor's degree in photography and continue my passion. You will see traces of me in all my photos. Photography has always acted like a therapist for me because with its help I can express my true self, my concerns and pains freely.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Tayyebeh Rasouli
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Iran 🇮🇷
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@Tayyebeh_rasouli

My name is Tayyebeh Rasouli. I am originally from Afghanistan and I have been doing documentary and fine art photography since 2014. I have been thinking about photography and creating art since I can remember, but living as an artist in a third world country has not been easy for me because we faced many problems regarding financial and immigration issues. Overcoming the difficulties with the support of my family, I was able to graduate with a bachelor's degree in photography and continue my passion. You will see traces of me in all my photos. Photography has always acted like a therapist for me because with its help I can express my true self, my concerns and pains freely.

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Mahnaz Rasouli
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Afghanistan 🇦🇫
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@mahnazrasouli_
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I'm Mahnaz, an Afghan painter and architect. When my parents were young, they immigrated to Iran because of the war. I was born on November 30, 1995 in Iran. I grew up in Iran and graduated in architecture. I used to paint and was interested in art since I was a child. Due to the difficult living conditions in Iran for immigrants, I grew up with the concern of world peace and a world without borders. I have always been concerned with freedom, equality and peace because of issues that my country is facing and I decided to use my art, act responsibly in depicting facts.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Mahnaz Rasouli
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Afghanistan 🇦🇫
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@mahnazrasouli_
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I'm Mahnaz, an Afghan painter and architect. When my parents were young, they immigrated to Iran because of the war. I was born on November 30, 1995 in Iran. I grew up in Iran and graduated in architecture. I used to paint and was interested in art since I was a child. Due to the difficult living conditions in Iran for immigrants, I grew up with the concern of world peace and a world without borders. I have always been concerned with freedom, equality and peace because of issues that my country is facing and I decided to use my art, act responsibly in depicting facts.
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Mahnaz Rasouli
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Afghanistan 🇦🇫
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@mahnazrasouli_
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I'm Mahnaz, an Afghan painter and architect. When my parents were young, they immigrated to Iran because of the war. I was born on November 30, 1995 in Iran. I grew up in Iran and graduated in architecture. I used to paint and was interested in art since I was a child. Due to the difficult living conditions in Iran for immigrants, I grew up with the concern of world peace and a world without borders. I have always been concerned with freedom, equality and peace because of issues that my country is facing and I decided to use my art, act responsibly in depicting facts.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Hayede Jamshidi
Herat province, Afghanistan 🇦🇫
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@haydiii.iii
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Learning new software and technology have always been among my primary interests.  Technology allows me to make new and amazing artworks in different forms.  I use technology as a tool to make what I imagine inside my head, and I prefer to speak with my artworks instead of  with words because I feel it’s more effective.
I was born on October 23, 1997 in Herat, Afghanistan.  When I was a child, my family immigrated to Iran where I am now studying architecture.  Being an immigrant has affected my point of view of the world, and I use my artworks to express my feelings and questions about Afghanistan.  Through the use of technology, I hope to make art that can help and support my country.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Hayede Jamshidi
Herat province, Afghanistan 🇦🇫
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@haydiii.iii
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Learning new software and technology have always been among my primary interests.  Technology allows me to make new and amazing artworks in different forms.  I use technology as a tool to make what I imagine inside my head, and I prefer to speak with my artworks instead of  with words because I feel it’s more effective.
I was born on October 23, 1997 in Herat, Afghanistan.  When I was a child, my family immigrated to Iran where I am now studying architecture.  Being an immigrant has affected my point of view of the world, and I use my artworks to express my feelings and questions about Afghanistan.  Through the use of technology, I hope to make art that can help and support my country.
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Hayede Jamshidi
Herat province, Afghanistan 🇦🇫
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@haydiii.iii
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Learning new software and technology have always been among my primary interests.  Technology allows me to make new and amazing artworks in different forms.  I use technology as a tool to make what I imagine inside my head, and I prefer to speak with my artworks instead of  with words because I feel it’s more effective.
I was born on October 23, 1997 in Herat, Afghanistan.  When I was a child, my family immigrated to Iran where I am now studying architecture.  Being an immigrant has affected my point of view of the world, and I use my artworks to express my feelings and questions about Afghanistan.  Through the use of technology, I hope to make art that can help and support my country.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sean Mick

@_seanmick

My work represents subjects, situations, and emotions using a mix of hard edge painting, surrealism, abstract realism and geometric abstraction. Thematically I’m drawn to the subconscious and how it is wholly accessible by involuntary actions of sleep, intuition, and latent recall. My work looks to capture an observation through geometric constructs, interpretive motifs, and color harmonies. Each composition is drawn from the immaterial and intangible by way of what we can’t see, but feel, with the intent of being equatable as to who, or what, they are.

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Florida, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sean Mick

@_seanmick

My work represents subjects, situations, and emotions using a mix of hard edge painting, surrealism, abstract realism and geometric abstraction. Thematically I’m drawn to the subconscious and how it is wholly accessible by involuntary actions of sleep, intuition, and latent recall. My work looks to capture an observation through geometric constructs, interpretive motifs, and color harmonies. Each composition is drawn from the immaterial and intangible by way of what we can’t see, but feel, with the intent of being equatable as to who, or what, they are.

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Florida, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sean Mick

@_seanmick

My work represents subjects, situations, and emotions using a mix of hard edge painting, surrealism, abstract realism and geometric abstraction. Thematically I’m drawn to the subconscious and how it is wholly accessible by involuntary actions of sleep, intuition, and latent recall. My work looks to capture an observation through geometric constructs, interpretive motifs, and color harmonies. Each composition is drawn from the immaterial and intangible by way of what we can’t see, but feel, with the intent of being equatable as to who, or what, they are.

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Florida, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Tommy Mintz

Tommy's work draws upon the aesthetics of street photography, digital culture, mapping and performace. His most recent work is the Automated Digital Photo Collage (ADPC),an algorithmic time-lapse collage. He is a member of the Institute for Wishful Thinking, a loose collective of artists whose work focuses on social issues. He is also an Assistant Professor of Photography at CUNY Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY.

@tommymintznyc
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New York NY, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Tommy Mintz

Tommy's work draws upon the aesthetics of street photography, digital culture, mapping and performace. His most recent work is the Automated Digital Photo Collage (ADPC),an algorithmic time-lapse collage. He is a member of the Institute for Wishful Thinking, a loose collective of artists whose work focuses on social issues. He is also an Assistant Professor of Photography at CUNY Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY.

@tommymintznyc
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New York NY, USA 🇺🇸
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Tommy Mintz

Tommy's work draws upon the aesthetics of street photography, digital culture, mapping and performace. His most recent work is the Automated Digital Photo Collage (ADPC),an algorithmic time-lapse collage. He is a member of the Institute for Wishful Thinking, a loose collective of artists whose work focuses on social issues. He is also an Assistant Professor of Photography at CUNY Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, NY.

@tommymintznyc
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New York NY, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Gary Hopkins

Gary Hopkins lives in Oregon in the US, and has been a painter with traditional media for many years. For the last 15 years he has been working digitally to produce bold and colorful abstracts that reflect his love of music ( Jazz and Classical ) and nature. He has just recently begun to exhibit his works professionally.

@gary_ghxpainter
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Oregon, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Gary Hopkins

Gary Hopkins lives in Oregon in the US, and has been a painter with traditional media for many years. For the last 15 years he has been working digitally to produce bold and colorful abstracts that reflect his love of music ( Jazz and Classical ) and nature. He has just recently begun to exhibit his works professionally.

@gary_ghxpainter
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Oregon, USA 🇺🇸
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Gary Hopkins

Gary Hopkins lives in Oregon in the US, and has been a painter with traditional media for many years. For the last 15 years he has been working digitally to produce bold and colorful abstracts that reflect his love of music ( Jazz and Classical ) and nature. He has just recently begun to exhibit his works professionally.

@gary_ghxpainter
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Oregon, USA 🇺🇸
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