A primary goal is to establish Techspressionism as a term of art-historical nomenclature. The intent is to use the term to reference artworks in which digital technology is employed with subjective intent within a fine-art context, as opposed to broader terminology such as “digital art” which also encompasses work created within the context of mass-market animated movies and video games.
A core group of artists have begun working together to develop momentum for the adoption of this term through the establishment of a working group involved in the planning of an international juried exhibition opening in Spring 2021, to be followed by a physical exhibition in 2022. A brief history of Techspressionism how this group came together is here.
Some definitive ideas are outlined in the current iteration of the Techspressionist Manifesto, a document that draws inspiration from artistic manifestos of the past, including Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto and Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto. This document is open-ended and subject to ongoing revisions from group members.
We encourage interested artists who identify with the approach of using technology as a means to express emotional experience to to self-identify as Techspressionists by utilizing the hashtag #techspressionismon Instagram and other social media platforms and to submit work to our upcoming exhibition.
The use of the hashtag is the foundation of a grassroots campaign in which anyone interested can get involved and achieve visibility in the context of the movement immediately. We are actively reviewing images using the hashtag and reposting a curated selection of these works to the official @techspressionism account. Artists whose work is reposted are invited to be included in an online index of Techspressionist visual artists. A curated sampling of works posted using the hashtag #techspressionism is below: