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 working group involved in the planning of an international juried exhibition opening in Spring 2021.
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 to self-identify as Techspressionists by utilizing the hashtag #techspressionism on Instagram and other social media platforms.
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.
A sampling of works using the hashtag #techspressionism is below: