Annotated Links: Matthew Cella

Game Influenced Art, Digital Interventions, Boy Culture Art


Ross Campbellpixelated ceremonial masks, bit type, and digital flora.  I think he and Matt might be art cousins.

Andrew Venell – an artist working with the chaos of information, social anxieties, and the digitally mediated world we live in

Takashi Murakami -  video games, boy culture, super flat, and tons of color:

Murakami’s style, called Superflat, is characterized by flat planes of color and graphic images involving a character style derived from anime and manga. Superflat is an artistic style that comments on otaku lifestyle and subculture, as well as consumerism and sexual fetishism.

Tony Bechara – abstract, almost color-field paintings all done in small pixels.  They vibrate your eyeballs.


Colin Henderson – clearly influenced by the 8 bit aesthetic, this UK designer creates patterns and illustrations/collages

Cory Arcangel – a artist/programmer who performs actions and interventions in photoshop, in video games, on websites, and within the art context in a playful manner

Pixel,  is an insightful short documentary by Simon Cottee that explores the world of pixel art, animation and chiptune music.

NEXT 2010: Chairs and Stairs

Karen Ryan
: Cabinet Chair with Blanket, 2010

I loved this piece by Karen Ryan.  There is something so evocative, anthropomorphic, and nostalgic about old wooden furniture.

Anne Toebbe, Vacuming the Dining Room, 2009

Pello Irazu, FR, 2008

Pello Irazu, Untitled, 2010 (left) and La Fabrica, Miami II, 2008


Yun Jeong Hong, Episteme, 2009

Jason Dunda
, 2008-2010

Kirsten Kindler, stairwells salon, 2009

Cordy Ryman

Abel Rodriguez
, Untitled 1, 2009

Artropolis: Seeing Double

Over the next bit o time, I’m going to post about some themes I saw popping up at Artropolis.  Most are NEXT heavy, except this post, which has three artists’ works found in Art Chicago.


Elizabeth Jaeger BFF, 2009  Throughout the weekend, three ladies would perform around this sculpture.  Wearing tights, jockstraps, black pumps, and nylons tied around them in odd ways, they would strike a pose and gaze off into nowhere for hours at a time.  Here’s a picture.

maryellenmarkMary Ellen MarkHeather and Kelsey Dietrick, 7 years old, Kelsey older by 66 minutes, 2002  from her book, Twins

billdurginBill Durgin:  Nude and Still Life I

checualvala1Chechu Alava painted almost exclusively staring young ladies in multiple: Sisters

checualvala2Chechu Alava: The Romanovs

alexsothAlec Soth: Sandra and Indre, Milan, 2010

langdongravesLangdon Graves, not exactly, 2008

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Lego Hello World
I wish all my printers were made of legos.

LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
Images from Life Magazine going back to 1860′s, hosted by Google

Coming Face To Face With The President
Well crafted story about an under-heard point of view.

In California, Pot Is Now an Art Patron
A new funding source for the arts – reaping big rewards and funding many projects.  It’s pot.

Notes on Portraiture in the Facebook Age

Celebrity Book Club: A List to End All Lists
Because, well, it’s sortof awesome.

Are "Artists' Statements" Really Necessary?
The pros and cons about that nemesis for most artists.

This to That
You tell it what you’ve got and it’ll tell you what to glue them together with.

Work of art: Online store for buyers, sellers
Not the TV show!  Kelly Lynn Jones from Little Paper Planes is interviewed on her project, gives us a cheat sheet to local affordable art resources.

How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months