Check out photos from the launch of our first Pop-Up Digital Art Gallery at the WIRED Pop-Up Store, 29 November 2012. Come visit our space at 80-82 Regent Street, London before it closes on 5 December. Check out the fill details of events throughout the week at the WIRED Pop-Up Store.
Archive for November, 2012
s[edition] is excited to be launching our first Pop-up Digital Art Gallery at the Wired Pop-up Store sponsored by Samsung Smart TV. Visit us in Central London on 80 Regent Street just steps away from Piccadilly Circus between 30 November and 5 December (open daily from 11am-8pm). We will be presenting work alongside other digital innovators including MakieLab, a 3D printing toy company, and Hiut Denim, a company that makes jeans that has a ‘History Tag’ that tells the story of their making online. For s[edition], we will have an exclusive exhibition of digital art showcasing the work of leading contemporary artists on Samsung Smart TVs. Come down and get a free digital limited edition of your choice from Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw and Tim Noble & Sue Webster.
Watch this space for images from the exhibition. We look forward to seeing you there!
We’ve been busy all week setting up the space. Here is a sneak preview from the gallery:
Wim Wenders’ Places Strange and Quiet series refers to a selection of forty photographs taken by the artist between 1983 and 2011 while location scouting for his films or simply traveling the world for travels’ sake. The collection features everything from industrial “beaches” in Palermo, Sicily, to abandoned fun fairs in Armenia. Wenders: “When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wonder around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. … I don’t know, it must be some sort of built-in radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange.”
All three editions are available in editions of 1,000 just at £5. Get them now on s[edition].
Idris Khan is a London-based artist born in the UK in 1978. Since completing his Master’s Degree with a Distinction in Research at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004, he has received international acclaim for his minimal, yet emotionally charged photographs, videos and sculptures and is without question one of the most exciting British artists of his generation.
See some of his latest works with chalk and photographs here:
Liu Ye’s The Little Match Seller is iconic of the artist’s oeuvre. A lonely female character is depicted in a silent sombre winter landscape and shelters a flickering flame. Over and around the image, we see snow flakes flurry through the night. Their rendering contrasts the rest of the picture – the girl and vast plain look like a two dimensional color-pencil drawing, whereas the snow flakes appear three dimensional in their animation and soft depiction. Only the hair and candlelight of the figure are in motion: they both flicker, creating a mysterious atmosphere that gives the impression that the cartoon figure has come to life.
The work is available in editions of 1000 starting at £5 and are part of s[edition]’s dynamic pricing model – as edition availability decreases the price of the work increases.
s[edition] is pleased to announce our latest artist launch – Angelo Plessas. The Greek/Italian digital artist has teamed up with s[edition] to release The Angelo Plessas Collection, which includes 5 of his limited digital editions as part of our our dynamic pricing structure.
Angelo Plessas’ main medium is the internet. He uses it to explore the duality of virtual realities and virtual lives composed and conducted by real people in a real world. Plessas: “The internet could be called a monument to an ever-changing present. (It) appropriates time in an interesting way, and I am fascinated by (how humans behave in order to deal with this appropriation).”
Plessas’ main oeuvre constitutes of interactive websites whose domain names serve as simultaneous titles and a references to physical locations. These websites are designed in a stark graphic style of bold geometric forms and shapes. They are typical of the artist’s overall aesthetic – regardless whether virtual or visible in a gallery space.
The works are both available in editions of 1,000 starting at £5. The entire collection can be purchased at £20 (at a discount of 20%). The prices of the editions will increase as they it sell out – so get them early!
s[edition] is pleased to announce our latest artist launch – Jacco Olivier. The Dutch artist has teamed up with s[edition] to release two of his works Microbe and Pike, as part of our our dynamic pricing structure.
Jacco Olivier’s work merges traditional Abstract painting with video animations that document the interplay between representation and abstraction. Though he considers himself a painter, his work is the documentary of the process of painting where he photographs every stroke in every stage of the process to create movement and animation of the painting in its creation. Oliver explains, “I like to enter a painting from the front and leave at the back, to record the things that happen between the layers.”
The films that result from this documentation process are rapturous animations of narrative episodes. A man bathes, an airplane lands, a woman wraps herself into a towel. The viewer is presented with an intimate display of the painter’s trade and decision making process as Olivier exposes every change to his composition.