“Each age finds its own technique”.

– Jackson Pollock

techspressionism

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

  1.   An artistic approach in which technology is utilized as a means to express emotional experience.
  2.   A 21st century artistic and social movement.

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.

April 16, 2021: 229 artists from 34 countries // #techspressionism on Instagram: 14.4K posts

MOVEMENT

Techspressionism is introduced as a new art-historical term to describe fine artists using digital technology to convey subjective, emotional content.

Techspressionism distinguishes expressive fine art results from such genres as “digital art,” which can include animated movies, and video games, as well as  from “new media” works that do not embody convincing artistic intent.

The subjective lens of the individual artist (rather than the product of a corporate studio) is what connects Techspressionism to its predecessor, ExpressionismExpressionists presented the world from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically in order to evoke moods or ideas, seeking to express their emotional experience rather than physical reality.

A core group of artists have begun working together to develop momentum for the adoption of the term Techspressionism through the planning of an international juried exhibition to be followed by a physical exhibition in 2022.  We meet biweekly at our Techspressionist Salon artist meetups on Zoom to discuss art and technology. Further information on the origins of the term Techspressionism is available here.

The Techspressionist Manifesto, a document that draws inspiration from artistic manifestos of the past (including Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto and Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto) is a open-ended document subject to ongoing revisions from group members.

We encourage artists who identify with the approach of using technology as a means to express emotional experience to self-identify as Techspressionists by including the hashtag #techspressionism on Instagram and other social media platforms.

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.

Version History

V2.0 – Anne Morgan Spalter, January 2021, Brattleboro, VT, USA.
V1.0 – Colin Goldberg, August 2020, Rocky Point, NY, USA.

A curated sampling of works posted using the hashtag #techspressionism is below.

Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Negin Ehtesabian – Tehran Iran
@neginete.art
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#techspressionism

Scream
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Negin Ehtesabian – Tehran Iran
@neginete.art
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Negin Ehtesabian – Tehran Iran
@neginete.art
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#techspressionism

The Aura
#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sarah Song - Hong Kong
@sarahsxr
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#techspressionism 

🅔🅥🅞🅛🅤🅣🅘🅞🅝 🅞🅕 🅣🅗🅔 🅔🅨🅔
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#touchdesigner #ultrasoundscan #generative #new_media_art @codex.futurae
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https://www.instagram.com/sarahsxr/
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sarah Song - Hong Kong
@sarahsxr
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#techspressionism 

🖱I WANT YOUR TIME

Another piece collab w/ @andywauman for his virtual multiverse @copyplanetdotxyz
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#virtualart #collabrativeart #touchdesigner #generativeart #blackandwhite #digitalsculpture #fountainduchamp #2020vision @codex.futurae @creativecodeart
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https://www.instagram.com/sarahsxr/
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Sarah Song - Hong Kong
@sarahsxr
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#techspressionism 

𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗘𝗖𝗧 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗙𝗨𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗘
➕Icy Corn Cakes➕
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#hyperRealism #cyberUtopia #virtualLandscapes #betweenImaginationAndReality #fakeOrReal #newSeries #thePerfectProgressiveFuture #futureWithPresentWithPast #simresidency #iceland #touchDesigner #lofistyle
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Michael Paulukonis - Framingham MA USA
@michaelpaulukonis
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#techspressionism

A lateral branching sketch from a WIP series on - believe it or not - The Martyrdom of St Sebastien. That is that only source material, here.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Michael Paulukonis - Framingham MA USA
@michaelpaulukonis
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#techspressionism

I READ THE NEWS TODAY OH BOY (animated digital collage)
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Michael Paulukonis - Framingham MA USA
@michaelpaulukonis
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#techspressionism

The Moderns: An Anthology of New Writing in America Short fiction by William Eastlake, Edward Dorn, Douglas Woolf, Paul Metcalf, John Rechy, Michael Rumaker, Robert Creeley, Fielding Dawson, Hubert Selby, Jr., Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, LeRoi Jones, Diane di Prima, and Russell Edson
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https://instagram.com/adelfinocorino/
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Adelfino Corino - New York, NY USA
@adelfinocorino
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#techspressionism 

Detail from a painting put through a displacement map and repainted.
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https://instagram.com/adelfinocorino/
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Adelfino Corino - New York, NY USA
@adelfinocorino
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Portrait of My Boyfriend After Quarantine
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#techspressionism
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https://instagram.com/adelfinocorino/
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Adelfino Corino - New York, NY USA
@adelfinocorino
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#techspressionism 

HEAD, Oil and Enamel Painted Digital Print on Panel
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Reese Schroeder - Cape Cod, MA USA
@reese_liquidoranges
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#techspressionism 

Once upon a time, a long time ago. An artwork in glass done with hope for a lifetime business creating architectural art glass. 2009. There’s a video on my website showing the making of this entry.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Reese Schroeder - Cape Cod, MA USA
@reese_liquidoranges
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#techspressionism 

091820 completed today. Intended to be 40”x40”, it may be made to be 12”x12” if desired.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Reese Schroeder - Cape Cod, MA USA
@reese_liquidoranges
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#techspressionism 

Another art glass work I did for another artist in California in 2015. My architectural background was instrumental in the production of this project.
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Hubert Solczynski - Żyrardów, Poland
@hubert_solczynski
Friday March 26, 2021
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#techspressionism 

#solczynski #trippypic #graphicdesign #glitchaesthetic #lightedlight #artoftheday #art_spotlight #surrealismcommunity #glitch #Super_PhotoEditz #Photoshophustler1 #fa_hypnotic #pixitesource #pixiteweekly #beautifulbizarre #thegraphicspr0ject #liferemixed #jj_mextures #creativecloud #pegasus #pocket_edit #rsa_graphics #elite_editz #ig_underground #thecreatart #art_seeking #8bit #techspressionism #glitchartistscollective
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Hubert Solczynski - Żyrardów, Poland
@hubert_solczynski
Friday March 26, 2021
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#techspressionism 

#solczynski #trippypic #graphicdesign #StreetArt #lightedlight #artoftheday #cats #art_spotlight #surrealismcommunity #glitch #Super_PhotoEditz #Photoshophustler1 #fa_hypnotic #pixitesource #pixiteweekly #beautifulbizarre #thegraphicspr0ject #liferemixed #jj_mextures #creativecloud #pegasus #pocket_edit #rsa_graphics #elite_editz #ig_underground #thecreatart #art_seeking #8bit
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Hubert Solczynski - Żyrardów, Poland
@hubert_solczynski
Friday March 26, 2021
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#techspressionism 

#solczynski #trippypic #graphicdesign #glitchaesthetic #lightedlight #artoftheday #art_spotlight #surrealismcommunity #glitch #Super_PhotoEditz #Photoshophustler1 #fa_hypnotic #pixitesource #pixiteweekly #beautifulbizarre #thegraphicspr0ject #liferemixed #jj_mextures #creativecloud #pegasus #pocket_edit #rsa_graphics #elite_editz #ig_underground #thecreatart #art_seeking #8bit #glitchartistscollective
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https://www.instagram.com/lafleurartworks/⁠
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Karen LaFleur - Cape Cod, MA USA⁠
@lafleurartworks⁠
Monday March 22, 2021⁠
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ANNOUNCING VIRTUAL EXHIBIT OPENING….My animation “March to April Express” with music by Nancy Tucker is included in the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden March Virtual Exhibition. Exhibit curated by Bibiana Huang Matheis. Event hosted by Poet Gold. The animation “March to April Express” captures the transitional half-winter/ half-spring rush through the month of March as the seasons change and race towards Spring. Full animation link https://www.hammondmuseum.org/march-2021-10⁠
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Many thanks to The Hammond Museum #hammondmuseum.art for making this series of virtual exhibitions possible. Many thanks to artist curator Bibiana Huang Matheis for her creative insight and dedicated support of the Arts. And many thanks to all those who worked their technical and hosting magic to make this virtual exhibition possible.⁠
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#techspressionism #womenshistorymonth
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https://www.instagram.com/lafleurartworks/⁠
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Karen LaFleur - Cape Cod, MA USA⁠
@lafleurartworks⁠
Monday March 22, 2021⁠
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Right now, just playing in the studio … figuring out tones and colors and shapes and drawings for a new animation … or maybe for a painting … or maybe a collage…or maybe…. ??? This is always the fun stage.⁠
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#techspressionism #womenshistorymonth
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https://www.instagram.com/lafleurartworks/⁠
Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Karen LaFleur - Cape Cod, MA USA⁠
@lafleurartworks⁠
Monday March 22, 2021⁠
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WEAVE TOGETHER - Full animation now on line. My full 60 second animation with original music by Nancy Tucker is online at the Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden December Virtual Exhibition website, North Salem, NY that opened today and will be on view from December 5th, 2020 - December 3rd 2021.⁠
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Copy & paste this URL into your web browser to go directly to the full animation … enjoy !!!⁠
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https://www.hammondmuseum.org/dec-2020-29⁠
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Many thanks to The Hammond Museum #hammondmuseum.art for making this series of virtual exhibitions possible. Many thanks to artist curator Bibiana Huang Matheis for her creative insight and dedicated support of the Arts. And many thanks to all those who worked their technical and hosting magic to make this virtual exhibition possible.⁠
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#techspressionism #womenshistorymonth
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Verneda Lights – Port Royal, SC, USA⁠
@vernedalights⁠
Sunday March 21, 2021⁠
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Verneda Lights – Port Royal, SC, USA⁠
@vernedalights⁠
Sunday March 21, 2021⁠
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Verneda Lights – Port Royal, SC, USA⁠
@vernedalights⁠
Sunday March 21, 2021⁠
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Mario De Meyer – Ghent, Belgium⁠
@mariodemeyer_abstract⁠
Saturday March 20, 2021⁠
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Mario De Meyer – Ghent, Belgium⁠
@mariodemeyer_abstract⁠
Saturday March 20, 2021⁠
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#techspressionism ⁠
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:⁠
Mario De Meyer – Ghent, Belgium⁠
@mariodemeyer_abstract⁠
Saturday March 20, 2021⁠
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Patrick Lichty – Winona, MN USA
@patlichty
Friday March 19, 2021
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Techspressionist Still Life #5, 2021.
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Patrick Lichty – Winona, MN USA
@patlichty
Friday March 19, 2021
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Techspressionist Still Life #4, 2021.
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Patrick Lichty – Winona, MN USA
@patlichty
Friday March 19, 2021
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Techspressionist Still Life #1, 2021
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#techspressionism
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