Collaborations Across Borders, Time, and Space

Curated by Davonte Bradley

In considering the legacy of the expressionist movements, from Kandinsky and Munter, to the Abstract Expressionists, like Pollock and De Kooning, what is the difference between the Expressionists of the past and today? Emotion is always part of the experience of art, and twice before have artists centered their work on the realm of inner experience. But in the 21st century, technologies like digital computers and Artificial Intelligence have opened up new creative possibilities. Techspressionism features global artists fascinated by the expressive potential of today’s technologies, working together across time zones, borders and cultures. The first Techspressionist collaborative show features founding artists from around the globe in our first set of creative conversations. – Patrick Lichty

This ongoing project, initiated by artist Davonte Bradley, was inspired by the idea of notable collaborations like Warhol and Basquiat, which also takes from the collaborative spirit from the Jazz tradition which Basquiat also drew heavy inspiration from in his own work.  The project involves two artists passing a digital file back and forth to result in a collaborative piece.  Each piece in the virtual gallery has a link labeled “Click for more information on this pairing”.  This link will direct users to a page with all submissions from each pairing. The Kunstmatrix exhibition contains three works from each pairing, but the pairing page may contain additional works.  The pairing pages also contain short biographical texts and/or statements from each artist, as well as links to their websites and Instagram accounts.  If you are interested in any of the works in this exhibition, please contact the artists directly via their website or Instagram account.