“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.

June 16, 2021: 234 artists from 34 countries // #techspressionism on Instagram: 15.9K 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:
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Gregory Little, Oberlin OH USA
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@gregoryalittle
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#techspressionism

Stay tuned for Greg’s presentation at our next Salon on 6/8 2PM EDT - RSVP @ Techspressionism.com/salon
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Into the archives “Building a Body w/o Organs” virtual world for Hemispherium, Virtual Reality and Innovation Centre, University of Teesside, Middlesborough England 1999. #techspressionism #vr #hemispherium #visualphilosphy #artuad #deleuzeandguattari #opengl #openinventor #visualhuman
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#techspressionist
#digitalart
#vrart
#virtualreality
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Gregory Little, Oberlin OH USA
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@gregoryalittle
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#techspressionism

Stay tuned for Greg’s presentation at our next Salon on 6/8 2PM EDT - RSVP @ Techspressionism.com/salon
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from the archive: screen shot from a virtual world, “Building myself a Body w/o Organs” 2006. VR headset and projection.
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
#vrart
#virtualreality
#virtualrealityart
#newmediaart
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Gregory Little, Oberlin OH USA
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@gregoryalittle
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#techspressionism
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Stay tuned for Greg’s presentation at our next Salon on 6/8 2PM EDT - RSVP @ Techspressionism.com/salon

Animation: Gregory Little 2018
music: Miles Gilbert ensemble featuring Jeffrey Mumford on piano Gabe Heinemann sax, Percussion Hugh Kline. Oberlin Conservatory of Music
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#visualpoetry #digitalanimation #jazzvideo #oberlinjazz
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Uli Ap - London, UK
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@__uliap__
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#techspressionism

@alienartificialintelligence is having a new skin

#art #science #technology #ai #artificialintelligence #vr #virtualreality #film #video #performance #contemporaryart #physical #digital #virtual #alien #yellow
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Uli Ap - London, UK
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@__uliap__
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#techspressionism

@alienartificialintelligence

Looking Back in Pixels

or

Don’t Look Back in Pixels

What is the better title? xx

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#alien #artificialintelligence #ai #art #contemporaryart #science #technology #cosmos #space #yellow #world #pixel #virtualreality #vr #film #video #performance #installation #immersiveexperience
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Uli Ap - London, UK
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@__uliap__
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#techspressionism


How I became the Alien AI due to my scientist father who were taking pictures of me complaining that I grew up into the artist 😃 we were making photographs from negatives together with him and watching them drying. B/W photograph is by my father xx 💛 xx I’m expressing the Alien Love 💛🤩💛👽💛

@alienartificialintelligence

#art #science #technology #ai #artificialintelligence #vr #virtualreality #film #video #performance #contemporaryart #physical #digital #virtual #alien #yellow
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Alessio Sanna - Sassari, Italy
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@ozorth
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#techspressionism

structures in space

#art #abstract #abstractart #designart #digitalart #instaart #instaartist #design #visual #visualartist #creativity #originalart #originalartwork #originalartist #light #lights #colors #glitch #acid #fusion #trip #illusion #flow #dissolved #minimal #dense #vision #structure
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Alessio Sanna - Sassari, Italy
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@ozorth
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#techspressionism

antigravity vortex

#art #abstract #abstractart #abstractaddict #abstractartlovers #abstractworld #designart #glitchcult #glitchartcollective #glitchglue #outsiderart #artgallery #digitalabstract #digitalart #instaart #instaartist #design #visual #visualartist #originalart #originalartwork #originalartist #colors #glitch #trip #flow #lights #sensations
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
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Alessio Sanna - Sassari, Italy
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@ozorth
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#techspressionism

geometric tails

#abstractart #abstractaddict #abstractartlovers #abstractworld #designart #glitchcult #glitchartcollective #glitchglue #outsiderart #artgallery #digitalabstract #digitalart #instaart #instaartist #design #visual #visualartist #originalart #originalartwork #originalartist #colors #glitch #trip #flow #lights #sensations #geometric
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Techspressionist Salon #18

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Artist Meetup
LIVE ON ZOOM
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Free to attend // registration required
RSVP LINK IN PROFILE
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FEATURED ARTISTS:

DJ SPOOKY
Paul D. Miller aka That Subliminal Kid
@djspooky_official
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ULI AP (UK)
Alien Artificial Intelligence
@__uliap__/
@alienartificialintelligence

#techspressionism
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Techspressionist Salon #18

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Artist Meetup
LIVE ON ZOOM
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Free to attend // registration required
RSVP LINK IN PROFILE
================
FEATURED ARTISTS:

DJ SPOOKY
Paul D. Miller aka That Subliminal Kid
@djspooky_official
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ULI AP (UK)
Alien Artificial Intelligence
@__uliap__/
@alienartificialintelligence

#techspressionism
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Techspressionist Salon #18

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Virtual Artist Meetup
LIVE ON ZOOM
================
Free to attend // registration required
RSVP LINK IN PROFILE
================
FEATURED ARTISTS:

DJ SPOOKY
Paul D. Miller aka That Subliminal Kid
@djspooky_official
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ULI AP (UK)
Alien Artificial Intelligence
@__uliap__/
@alienartificialintelligence

#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist artist:
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky - NYC NY
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@djspooky_official
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QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
by Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY

A celebration of the history of the Internet, QUANTOPIA is a tribute to the depth and high stakes of free speech and creative expression involved in our daily use of media. Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, mathematician Roger Antonsen and VR studio, MEDIUM Labs, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created a multimedia journey exploring the network evolution.

QUANTOPIA, defined as the utopia of quantification —the dream that we can count, measure, and weigh everything and reach a perfect understanding of the world despite its paradoxes— brings new, fresh perspectives on the 50-year evolution of information technology. DJ Spooky creates live loops and layers of sound, enveloped by data visualization, live strings and youth choir singing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hour-long experience illuminates ever-present issues of inclusion and exclusion, echo chambers and small-world phenomena,

Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Produced by Sozo Artists with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

QUANTOPIA premiered in January 2019 to a sold out house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Watch the full video at https://djspooky.com/quantopia/

#quantopia
#techspressionism
#djspooky
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist artist:
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky - NYC NY
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@djspooky_official
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QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
by Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY

A celebration of the history of the Internet, QUANTOPIA is a tribute to the depth and high stakes of free speech and creative expression involved in our daily use of media. Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, mathematician Roger Antonsen and VR studio, MEDIUM Labs, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created a multimedia journey exploring the network evolution.

QUANTOPIA, defined as the utopia of quantification —the dream that we can count, measure, and weigh everything and reach a perfect understanding of the world despite its paradoxes— brings new, fresh perspectives on the 50-year evolution of information technology. DJ Spooky creates live loops and layers of sound, enveloped by data visualization, live strings and youth choir singing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hour-long experience illuminates ever-present issues of inclusion and exclusion, echo chambers and small-world phenomena,

Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Produced by Sozo Artists with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

QUANTOPIA premiered in January 2019 to a sold out house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Watch the full video at https://djspooky.com/quantopia/

#quantopia
#techspressionism
#djspooky
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist artist:
Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky - NYC NY
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@djspooky_official
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QUANTOPIA: THE EVOLUTION OF THE INTERNET
by Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY

A celebration of the history of the Internet, QUANTOPIA is a tribute to the depth and high stakes of free speech and creative expression involved in our daily use of media. Teaming up with Internet Archive and data artist Greg Niemeyer, mathematician Roger Antonsen and VR studio, MEDIUM Labs, composer/multimedia artist Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky has created a multimedia journey exploring the network evolution.

QUANTOPIA, defined as the utopia of quantification —the dream that we can count, measure, and weigh everything and reach a perfect understanding of the world despite its paradoxes— brings new, fresh perspectives on the 50-year evolution of information technology. DJ Spooky creates live loops and layers of sound, enveloped by data visualization, live strings and youth choir singing lines from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The hour-long experience illuminates ever-present issues of inclusion and exclusion, echo chambers and small-world phenomena,

Commissioned by Internet Archive; a Hewlett 50 Arts Commission funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Produced by Sozo Artists with additional support from Sozo Impact, Inc.

QUANTOPIA premiered in January 2019 to a sold out house at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Watch the full video at https://djspooky.com/quantopia/

#quantopia
#techspressionism
#djspooky
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Christine Sciulli - NYC NY
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@x_i_n_e
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#techspressionism 

What a great evening!Thank you @leibercollection for making my petit nuit blanche come to light! Thanks to all my artist friends who put in and trusted the process! @saskia.friedrich @saintsquid @jeremynative @philippecheng @peterdaytonart @pipideer @malolocanoesurf @studiotoniross @bastischmidt @123jllll @conradartist @warrenneidich and to the French Existentialist Poetry Club for performing their greatest hits from La Peste to Beatnik Baby @peterdaytonart @barbaradaytonstudio @nika_nesgoda @carter_burwell @hankmuchnic et moi.
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Christine Sciulli - NYC NY
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@x_i_n_e
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#techspressionism 

@projectyourvote x @projectprojectvote content by #projectyourvote lux launched by #ProjectProjectVote #wideawakes #joytothepolls #counteveryvote #celebratethevote #yourvotematters #unstoppablevoters #culturesurge (projection team @x_i_n_e and @rakelle99 )
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Christine Sciulli - NYC NY
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@x_i_n_e
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#techspressionism 

Snapshots from projection work with @lindsaymorrisphoto images from her Meet Your Neighbor and Covid Teens @guildhalltac @duckcreekarts 17 Oct 2020 . Both of her shows are up now (but the projections were one night only) go to @lindsaymorrisphoto for times and dates.
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#contemporaryart
#modernism
#digitalfineart
#newmediaart
#privatecollection
#artinvestment
#artinvestor
#artcollection
@hyperallergic
@hifructosemag
@juxtapozmag
@whitehotmagazine
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Dom Barra - Naples, Italy
@domenicodombarra
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#techspressionism 
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A glitch is an event. A glitch is an event that when it occurs can cause distress, shock, astonishment, rage. A glitch is an event that alters our present state of action, disturb our attention, diverge the normal path of things. A fragile moment. The precarious balance between normality & anomaly. A glitch is an event.

A blue bucket filled with cement was placed under my car to support its wheight as the thieves, with magistral skills and speed, stole two of its wheels and carrying on their job completely unnoticed.

The blue bucket was my today's glitch. To exorcise the hunger, and to celebrate the wit, the hack, the artistry of the blue bucket, this work of art of criminal genius by which I was first mad but then completely amused by its semplicity but efficiency, the colour that matched the painting of my car creating a strangely pleasent aesthetic composition, I had to face it through art. The event. The glitch. The hack. The bucket.

The Blue Bucket collection is available at @projectopensea













#cryptoart #cryptoartist #cryptoartwork #cryptoartists #nftart #nftartist #nft #nfts #newaesthetic #newaesthetics #internetaesthetic #collectables #collectable #collectableart #collectable_art #cosmicart #ourzora #blockchainart #digitalartcollector #nftcollector #artcollector #artcollectors #artcollectorworld #artcollectorsofig #artcollectorsclub #postinternet #postinternetart #artcollections
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Dom Barra - Naples, Italy
@domenicodombarra
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#techspressionism 
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Glitch Art ...
Glitch art as identity.
Glitch art as a school of thought.
Glitch art as a remedy.
Glitch art as redemption.
Glitch art as a way of life.







#glitch #glitchart #glitchcore #glitchcommunity #glitchaesthetic #glitchartist #glitches #glitchcult #glitching #glitchwave #cyberart #cyberartist #computerart #computerarts #computerartist #computerartwork #newmediaart #newmediaartists #newmediaarts #newmediaartist #alternativeart #alternativeartist #videoart #videoartist #videoarte #contemporarydigitalart #contemporaryitalianart #contemporaryitalianartist
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Dom Barra - Naples, Italy
@domenicodombarra
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#techspressionism 

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nft #nftart #nftartist #nfts #nftcollector #nftcollectors #nftartgallery #nftartwork #nftgallery #nftcollection #cryptoartist #cryptoartwork #cryptoartists #cryptoartcollector #cryptoartgallery #cryptoartworld #opticalillusion #opticalart #geometricart #geometricartwork #geometricarts #digitalartcollector #artcollecting #generativeart #generativeartworks #glitchart #glitchartist
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Carol Hunt - Southampton , NY USA
@carol.hunt.art

“Pas de Deux“
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Carol Hunt - Southampton , NY USA
@carol.hunt.art

LOVERZ
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#techspressionism
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Carol Hunt - Southampton , NY USA
@carol.hunt.art

“MilkyWay”
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#techspressionism
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“NFT Now” curated by @Annespalter. Open now for viewing online at @techspressionism on the @kunstmatrix 3D exhibition platform.
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🔗 EXHIBITION LINK IN PROFILE
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Selected as an @Artnet Pick of the Week by editor @sarahecascone.
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Live Zoom Reception - Wednesday May 5, 6-8 PM Eastern. RSVP at https://Techspressionism.com
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ARTISTS
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Alexandra Ehrlich
Alysia Davis
Ambre Kelly
Andy Thomas
Anne Spalter and The Josh Craig
Carter Hodgkin
Clive Holden
Coco Dolle
Colin Goldberg
David Young
Davonte Bradley
Erin Ko
Giovanna aka dubwoman
Gisel Florez
Jeff Davis
Jeremiah Palecek and Dennison Bertram
John F Simon Jr
Jonathan Paul (Desire Obtain Cherish)
Kate MacDonald
Linda Behar
Liyu Xue
Maja Kalogera
Martin Lukas Ostachowski
Matthew Plummer-Fernández
Michaël Borras aka Systaime
Patrick Lichty
Pindar van Arman
Roz Dimon and Negin Ehtesabian
Sean Mick
Simon De Mai
Snow Yunxue Fu
Sue Beyer
Tommy Mintz
Tyler Hobbs
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#techspressionism
#friezeweek
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“NFT Now” curated by @Annespalter. Open now for viewing online at @techspressionism on the @kunstmatrix 3D exhibition platform.
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🔗 EXHIBITION LINK IN PROFILE
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Selected as an @Artnet Pick of the Week by editor @sarahecascone.
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Live Zoom Reception - Wednesday May 5, 6-8 PM Eastern. RSVP at https://Techspressionism.com
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ARTISTS
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Alexandra Ehrlich
Alysia Davis
Ambre Kelly
Andy Thomas
Anne Spalter and The Josh Craig
Carter Hodgkin
Clive Holden
Coco Dolle
Colin Goldberg
David Young
Davonte Bradley
Erin Ko
Giovanna aka dubwoman
Gisel Florez
Jeff Davis
Jeremiah Palecek and Dennison Bertram
John F Simon Jr
Jonathan Paul (Desire Obtain Cherish)
Kate MacDonald
Linda Behar
Liyu Xue
Maja Kalogera
Martin Lukas Ostachowski
Matthew Plummer-Fernández
Michaël Borras aka Systaime
Patrick Lichty
Pindar van Arman
Roz Dimon and Negin Ehtesabian
Sean Mick
Simon De Mai
Snow Yunxue Fu
Sue Beyer
Tommy Mintz
Tyler Hobbs
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#techspressionism

#friezeweek
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“NFT Now” curated by @Annespalter. Open now @techspressionism on the @kunstmatrix 3D exhibition platform.
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🔗 EXHIBITION LINK IN PROFILE
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Selected as an @Artnet Pick of the Week by editor @sarahecascone.
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Live Zoom Reception - Wednesday May 5, 6-8 PM Eastern. RSVP at https://Techspressionism.com
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ARTISTS
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Alexandra Ehrlich
Alysia Davis
Ambre Kelly
Andy Thomas
Anne Spalter and The Josh Craig
Carter Hodgkin
Clive Holden
Coco Dolle
Colin Goldberg
David Young
Davonte Bradley
Erin Ko
Giovanna aka dubwoman
Gisel Florez
Jeff Davis
Jeremiah Palecek and Dennison Bertram
John F Simon Jr
Jonathan Paul (Desire Obtain Cherish)
Kate MacDonald
Linda Behar
Liyu Xue
Maja Kalogera
Martin Lukas Ostachowski
Matthew Plummer-Fernández
Michaël Borras aka Systaime
Patrick Lichty
Pindar van Arman
Roz Dimon and Negin Ehtesabian
Sean Mick
Simon De Mai
Snow Yunxue Fu
Sue Beyer
Tommy Mintz
Tyler Hobbs
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#techspressionism
#friezeweek
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Joseph Nechvatal - Paris, France
@josephnechvatal
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#techspressionism 
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Les Baisers in the Theater of the Plague (2021) new 60x60cm virus-modeled artificial life painting on canvas, inspired by (& using) Antonin Artaud's 1933 text The Theater and the Plague, first performed at the Sorbonne #thetheatreoftheplague #antoninartaud❤️ #artificiallifeart #josephnechvatal #contemporarypainting #sorbonneuniversité #antoninartaud #lesbaisers #thekissers #contemporaryart #covidart #coronavirusart #studioview
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Joseph Nechvatal - Paris, France
@josephnechvatal
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#techspressionism 


virus-modeled artificial life animation by Joseph Nechvatal
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Today’s featured #Techspressionist visual artist:
Joseph Nechvatal - Paris, France
@josephnechvatal
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#techspressionism 

the wedding (2015) 1x1m artificial life painting on canvas #computervirusproject2 #wedding #contemporarypainting #2015 #artificiallifeart #josephnechvatal
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