Combining three elements: a Karateka floppy disk, a Mark McGwire Topps baseball card, and the Mobile Lab space Lego set.
A demonstration of some of the processes and ideas behind the 2019 Nostalgia Studies series.
Revisiting the 5 1/4” floppy disk theme with the Ultima V ‘Dungeon’ disk. In this iteration, the cool Origin Systems logo is present on the diskette cover.
Continuing the Debate at Sparta near the end of the first book of Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War: “Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and respect of self, in turn, is the chief element in courage."
The Ultima IV computer game from the mid-1980s is an early masterpiece of digital art. Like many retro-games, I think deep-down people are more attracted to the visuals of the game than the actual gameplay. The packaging of these games and even the consoles themselves—whether an Apple II computer or an early Nintendo system—are also surprisingly beautiful, and increasingly so as time passes. This work in the 2019 Nostalgia Studies series pays homage to 5 1/4” Ultima IV disks, magical-looking objects that continue to hold my attention decades later.
Another amazing consumer product from the 1980s, Roland’s TR-909 drum machine not only sounds beautiful, but looks beautiful, too, especially the diagrams in the instruction manual.
A look at the image transfer process used in the 2019 Nostalgia Studies series.
An impromptu welcome to my first 'Artist Journal' YouTube entry, recorded live from a special image transfer workshop at the Berlin Drawing Room (taught by Keegan Luttrell — visit her website). In this video, we discuss some of the 'cool' marketing channels while doing image transfers.
I’ve began working on a new 2019 version of the Nostalgia Studies series—a theme which provides me with endless inspiration. I’m excited about this iteration because I’ve found a use for the 5 1/4” floppy disks, images that I’ve been looking to use for several years. Here are some of the pieces I’m working on. They’re fairly large at 100 cm x 70 cm.
I’ve been working with this Herodotus ad since 2016, but this is the first version I’ve shown.
I’m pleased to be featured on Q. Lei’s new website, The Inbetween Album, which covers tech, art and the Berlin and Shenzhen cultural scenes.
“What Do Artists Do Behind the Scenes?” considers different aspects of the creative life, as well as the notion of the overly-mystified artist. Q. Lei tackles the issue from a variety of perspectives and responds to some of the ideas discussed in an episode of my Artist Journal podcast.
I'll be presenting a one-hour lecture on ‘J.G. Ballard and the Visual Arts’ at the Mitte Media Festival in Berlin. In this talk I’ll explore the influence of Surrealism and Pop Art on J.G. Ballard's writing and philosophy. For more information, please visit the Mitte Media Festival event page.
A brief tour of my works on display at Galerie Fata Morgana in Berlin’s Mitte District. The ‘Digital Hallucinations’ exhibition is presented by the Leo Kuelbs Collection and can be seen from March 23 to April 16, 2018.
On March 23, 2018, I'll be opening a show at Fata Morgana, in Berlin's Mitte district, presented by the Leo Kuelbs Collection. The exhibition will feature ten new works, created in 2018, using inkjet and acrylic on canvas and paper. (More information about the show can be found on the Leo Kuelbs Collection website.)
I'm pleased to present a new show, Related Images, at Berlin's premiere tech-startup business club. (Details on the vernissage can be found here.) The show will be up during the spring and early summer.