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.

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 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 into common usage.  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 on Instagram and reposting a curated selection of these works to the official @techspressionism Instagram account.  Artists whose work is reposted are invited to be included in an online index of Techspressionist visual artists.

Anne Morgan Spalter, January 2021, Brattleboro, VT, USA.

Some recent posts from our Instagram feed are below. Many thanks to our Instagram curator, Renata Janiszewska.  Follow our official account @techspressionism and the hashtag #techspressionism on Instagram.

Global Grid representing artists from 14 countries, part of the current show @southamptonartscenter
"The search for effective
means of visualizing subjective, intangible content goes back to the early 20th century expressionists. Jackson Pollock
and his generation took it to new levels of abstraction. The techspressionists in this
exhibition are carrying it forward, using innovative tools and techniques to communicate their personal visions."
Helen Harrison, Director,
@PollockKrasnerHouse and Study Center
on @SouthamptonArtsCenter's highly
recommendable curatorial adventure
@techspressionism curated by
@colingoldberg!
Yes, do go see the show if you're
anywhere near the #EastEnd of
#Longisland, NY. Eye opening. Inspiring.
Bravo Colin Goldberg & Team #Techspressionism @museumviews #🙌🏽
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Kneeling Icon, Colin Goldberg @colingoldberg "The search for effective
means of visualizing subjective, intangible content goes back to the early 20th century expressionists. Jackson Pollock
and his generation took it to new levels of abstraction. The techspressionists in this
exhibition are carrying it forward,using innovative tools and techniques to communicate their personal visions."
Helen Harrison, Director,
@pollockkrasnerhouse and Study Center on @SouthamptonArtsCenter's highly
recommendable curatorial adventure
@techspressionism curated by
@colingoldberg!
Yes, do go see the show if you're
anywhere near the #EastEnd of
#Longisland, NY. Eye opening. Inspiring.
Bravo Colin Goldberg & Team #techspressionism @museumviews #🙌🏽
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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MeltdownLove aka
Damian Feriy
Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦
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@meltdownlove
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Link.tree/meltdownlove crushing wind
#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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MeltdownLove aka
Damian Feriy
Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦
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@meltdownlove
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Link.tree/meltdownlove observe a burning ship from the beach
#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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MeltdownLove aka
Damian Feriy
Kyiv, Ukraine 🇺🇦
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@meltdownlove
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Linktr.ee/meltdownlove The ark of the highest spirit
#techspressionism
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Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond is extended through July 24. Photo of Scojo @artscojo and Anne Spalter @annespalter in front of Scojo's work at opening night celebration by @tommymintznyc A partial view of Michael Pierre Price's @mpp_digital_art work can be seen on right. ...

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Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond is extended through July 24. Photograph of opening of show includes @patlichty_art @colingoldberg @xmichaelrees @annespalter @mastrandell Photo: @tommymintznyc ...

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Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond is extended through July 24 at Southampton Arts Center @southamptonartscenter Photo from opening of show, Colin Goldberg @colingoldberg and DJ Spooky @djspooky_official Photo: Tommy Mintz @tommymintznyc #techspressionism ...

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Lee Day
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@leeday.photography
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New York, USA 🇺🇸
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Compression of time is a hallmark of our restless digital world. We may feel disjointed as we switch from one frame of reference to the next in the blink of an eye, or perhaps we feel liberated from an endless monotony. These algorithmically generated photos layer digital bits of the sea in which we swim into a distorted compression of time and space as seen from a train window.
Lee has worked in a range of creative fields – photography, interactive media and creative writing. Returning now to his first love, photography, he is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of the digital image. Recent shows include Clipping Suburbia – Japan, and TrainPan: Industrial Abstraction at Soho Photo Gallery, NY. ‘TrainPans: GPS’, a two-screen digitally choreographed animation of 15,000 distressed-compression images, appeared at Creative Tech Week 2018.

#techspressionism

You can hearLee speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Lee Day
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@leeday.photography
.
New York, USA 🇺🇸
.
Compression of time is a hallmark of our restless digital world. We may feel disjointed as we switch from one frame of reference to the next in the blink of an eye, or perhaps we feel liberated from an endless monotony. These algorithmically generated photos layer digital bits of the sea in which we swim into a distorted compression of time and space as seen from a train window.
Lee has worked in a range of creative fields – photography, interactive media and creative writing. Returning now to his first love, photography, he is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of the digital image. Recent shows include Clipping Suburbia – Japan, and TrainPan: Industrial Abstraction at Soho Photo Gallery, NY. ‘TrainPans: GPS’, a two-screen digitally choreographed animation of 15,000 distressed-compression images, appeared at Creative Tech Week 2018.

#techspressionism

You can hearLee speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Lee Day
.
@leeday.photography
.
New York, USA 🇺🇸
.
Compression of time is a hallmark of our restless digital world. We may feel disjointed as we switch from one frame of reference to the next in the blink of an eye, or perhaps we feel liberated from an endless monotony. These algorithmically generated photos layer digital bits of the sea in which we swim into a distorted compression of time and space as seen from a train window.
Lee has worked in a range of creative fields – photography, interactive media and creative writing. Returning now to his first love, photography, he is exploring how far he can push the algorithms of the digital image. Recent shows include Clipping Suburbia – Japan, and TrainPan: Industrial Abstraction at Soho Photo Gallery, NY. ‘TrainPans: GPS’, a two-screen digitally choreographed animation of 15,000 distressed-compression images, appeared at Creative Tech Week 2018.

#techspressionism

You can hearLee speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Steve Miller
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@stevemillerdotcom

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New York, USA 🇺🇸
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The language of technology is the visual language of our time. Introducing this language to the classical vocabulary of painting allows for an update that keys the work to our digital epoch.
Steve Miller has been working with art, science and technology since 1980. He collaborated with the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Rod MacKinnon, in a project about human protein, worked at Brookhaven National Labs and at CERN in Geneva. For a decade, Miller proposed to give Brazil, our planetary lungs, a medical check-up by taking x-rays of the Amazon. The painting "Far Enough Away", featured in this exhibition, is the cover image for his third book, Surfing the Cosmos, to be published by G Editions in the fall of 2022. He exhibits internationally.

#techspressionism

You can hear Steve speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Steve Miller
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@stevemillerdotcom

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New York, USA 🇺🇸
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The language of technology is the visual language of our time. Introducing this language to the classical vocabulary of painting allows for an update that keys the work to our digital epoch.
Steve Miller has been working with art, science and technology since 1980. He collaborated with the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Rod MacKinnon, in a project about human protein, worked at Brookhaven National Labs and at CERN in Geneva. For a decade, Miller proposed to give Brazil, our planetary lungs, a medical check-up by taking x-rays of the Amazon. The painting "Far Enough Away", featured in this exhibition, is the cover image for his third book, Surfing the Cosmos, to be published by G Editions in the fall of 2022. He exhibits internationally.

#techspressionism

You can hear Steve speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Steve Miller
.
@stevemillerdotcom

.
New York, USA 🇺🇸
.
The language of technology is the visual language of our time. Introducing this language to the classical vocabulary of painting allows for an update that keys the work to our digital epoch.
Steve Miller has been working with art, science and technology since 1980. He collaborated with the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, Rod MacKinnon, in a project about human protein, worked at Brookhaven National Labs and at CERN in Geneva. For a decade, Miller proposed to give Brazil, our planetary lungs, a medical check-up by taking x-rays of the Amazon. The painting "Far Enough Away", featured in this exhibition, is the cover image for his third book, Surfing the Cosmos, to be published by G Editions in the fall of 2022. He exhibits internationally.

#techspressionism

You can hear Steve speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Patrick Ehtesabisn Lichty
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@patlichty
@patlichty_art
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Minnesota, USA 🇺🇸
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Patrick Lichty is a media artist/designer/animator, theorist, and curator of thirty years who works in areas of mediation, virtuality, experimental media, media archaeology, and activism. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Bowling Green State University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Winona State University. He is known for his work solo and with collectives such as RTMark, The Yes Men, Pocha Nostra, Second Front, Manifest.AR, Shared Universe, NPTeam, and editor of the journal, Intelligent Agent, produced by Christiane Paul. He is an Alpert/Calarts Fellow, Honorable Mention for Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica, and has had work included in bienniales including the Whitney and Venice.

#techspressionism

You can hear Patrick speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 16, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Patrick Ehtesabisn Lichty
.
@patlichty
@patlichty_art
.
Minnesota, USA 🇺🇸
.
Patrick Lichty is a media artist/designer/animator, theorist, and curator of thirty years who works in areas of mediation, virtuality, experimental media, media archaeology, and activism. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Bowling Green State University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Winona State University. He is known for his work solo and with collectives such as RTMark, The Yes Men, Pocha Nostra, Second Front, Manifest.AR, Shared Universe, NPTeam, and editor of the journal, Intelligent Agent, produced by Christiane Paul. He is an Alpert/Calarts Fellow, Honorable Mention for Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica, and has had work included in bienniales including the Whitney and Venice.

#techspressionism

You can hear Patrick speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 16, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Patrick Ehtesabisn Lichty
.
@patlichty
@patlichty_art
.
Minnesota, USA 🇺🇸
.
Patrick Lichty is a media artist/designer/animator, theorist, and curator of thirty years who works in areas of mediation, virtuality, experimental media, media archaeology, and activism. He has an MFA in Computer Art from Bowling Green State University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication at Winona State University. He is known for his work solo and with collectives such as RTMark, The Yes Men, Pocha Nostra, Second Front, Manifest.AR, Shared Universe, NPTeam, and editor of the journal, Intelligent Agent, produced by Christiane Paul. He is an Alpert/Calarts Fellow, Honorable Mention for Ars Electronica’s Golden Nica, and has had work included in bienniales including the Whitney and Venice.

#techspressionism

You can hear Patrick speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 16, 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Diana de Avila
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@_dianadeavila
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Florida, USA 🇺🇸
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Diana de Avila is an award-winning artist who has acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Her artistic gift arrived suddenly and explosively after a relapse of multiple sclerosis and worsening traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2017. These injuries drastically affected her vision and cognition and compelled her artistic emergence and the creation of a body of work numbering over 1200 pieces of digital art. She creates cosmic digital art rooted in fractal geometry, where quantum physics, chaos theory, and divine order converge. All this without any formal training. She has found her tribe within the artistic movement called Techspressionism, founded by Colin Goldberg. Diana creates digital art in both moving and still formats. She has found her largest collector base within the world of Crypto Art and NFTs.

#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Diana de Avila
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@_dianadeavila
.
Florida, USA 🇺🇸
.
Diana de Avila is an award-winning artist who has acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Her artistic gift arrived suddenly and explosively after a relapse of multiple sclerosis and worsening traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2017. These injuries drastically affected her vision and cognition and compelled her artistic emergence and the creation of a body of work numbering over 1200 pieces of digital art. She creates cosmic digital art rooted in fractal geometry, where quantum physics, chaos theory, and divine order converge. All this without any formal training. She has found her tribe within the artistic movement called Techspressionism, founded by Colin Goldberg. Diana creates digital art in both moving and still formats. She has found her largest collector base within the world of Crypto Art and NFTs.

#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Diana de Avila
.
@_dianadeavila
.
Florida, USA 🇺🇸
.
Diana de Avila is an award-winning artist who has acquired savant syndrome and synesthesia. Her artistic gift arrived suddenly and explosively after a relapse of multiple sclerosis and worsening traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2017. These injuries drastically affected her vision and cognition and compelled her artistic emergence and the creation of a body of work numbering over 1200 pieces of digital art. She creates cosmic digital art rooted in fractal geometry, where quantum physics, chaos theory, and divine order converge. All this without any formal training. She has found her tribe within the artistic movement called Techspressionism, founded by Colin Goldberg. Diana creates digital art in both moving and still formats. She has found her largest collector base within the world of Crypto Art and NFTs.

#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Dalton Portella
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@dalton.nft
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New York, USA 🇺🇸
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Dalton is a photographer, artist and musician born in Miami and raised in Brazil. After years of working in the commercial art world, he pivoted to fine art. He began creating digital work on a Quantel Graphic Paintbox in 1988 and switched over to a Mac and Photoshop in the late 90s.
He has shown extensively on the East End of Long Island and in New York City. He is currently represented by galleries in Montauk and East Hampton, L.I.; New York City; and Westport, Conn.

#techspressionism

You can hear Dalton speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 2 , 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Dalton Portella
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@dalton.nft
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New York, USA 🇺🇸
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Dalton is a photographer, artist and musician born in Miami and raised in Brazil. After years of working in the commercial art world, he pivoted to fine art. He began creating digital work on a Quantel Graphic Paintbox in 1988 and switched over to a Mac and Photoshop in the late 90s.
He has shown extensively on the East End of Long Island and in New York City. He is currently represented by galleries in Montauk and East Hampton, L.I.; New York City; and Westport, Conn.

#techspressionism

You can hear Dalton speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 2 , 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Dalton Portella
.
@dalton.nft
.
New York, USA 🇺🇸
.
Dalton is a photographer, artist and musician born in Miami and raised in Brazil. After years of working in the commercial art world, he pivoted to fine art. He began creating digital work on a Quantel Graphic Paintbox in 1988 and switched over to a Mac and Photoshop in the late 90s.
He has shown extensively on the East End of Long Island and in New York City. He is currently represented by galleries in Montauk and East Hampton, L.I.; New York City; and Westport, Conn.

#techspressionism

You can hear Dalton speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 2 , 2022, at 5:30 PM EDT

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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Seungjin Lee
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@seungjin888
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New York, USA 🇺🇸
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Academically minded, Lee’s parents exposed him to the traditional arts of Korea and Japan as well as to literature and music (the analog). While constant change in culture, location, education systems, urban landscape, and language provided Lee with a wealth of information to consume and to learn from, it also left him confused and conflicted and without a sense of national or cultural identity. As Lee grew older he became more introspective and focused on developing a sense of identity to help him make sense of his globalized existence, and with freely available digital media he began his journey. Television, the Internet, Western pop and consumer culture (the digital) became his world and his teachers through his teenage years and early twenties. Lee emerged from his dive into the digital realm with a clearer identity, yet with many conflicts remaining. With amazement at the amount of information he could consume and the things he could learn about cultures from around the world for free, at the same time he felt disillusioned. Western consumerism, capitalism and politics intrigued, yet frustrated Lee – and that was the driving force that led him to relocate to New York to further ponder and explore this changing relationship of analog vs digital.

#techspressionism

You can hear Seungjin speak at our next virtual Artist Salon, Wednesday February 2 , 2022, at 5:30-7:00 PM EDT

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