Archive for June, 2013

Post-Digital Creativity at Barcelona’s OFFF Festival

A few weeks ago, OFFF Festival took place in Barcelona from 4-6 June. The art and design festival was held inside the DHUB building, located next to the well-known AGBAR tower.

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Our Barcelona reporter, Victoria, attended the event and shared with us some inspiring highlights from the conference. We were happy to discover that two s[edition] artists were on the list of speakers: Jill Greenberg and Sougwen Chung.

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Jill Greenberg presented her unique portraits and spoke about how artists need to change and constantly evolve. Find out more about Jill on her s[edition] profile page.

American artist and illustrator Pat Perry spoke about his travels as a source of inspiration for his work.“I’m interested in people who are not perfect, but transparent”, Perry said. “If you’re lucky enough to have two legs, you should go more often to the country, climb a mountain, etc. If you don’t do that, it would be disrespectful to those who are not able to.”

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Irish animator David O’Reilly captured the crowd’s attention during his entire presentation; with a group so large that some people had to sit on the floor. The artist showed excerpts from his animation videos which demonstrated his witty sense of humor.

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New York based artist Sougwen Chung presented her beautiful creations influenced by her musical background. She spoke about her childhood when her parents gave her a violin and how music is an inspiration to her art. Sougwen has recently joined s[edition] and you can find one of her audiovisual artworks Cardia in an edition of 200.

OFFF Festival set the bar high for its next edition, which has been announced for May 2014, once again in Barcelona.

Moving Day!

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s[edition] has moved offices in London from Notting Hill Gate to Europe’s most vibrant innovation hub: the UK Tech City in the Old Street silicon roundabout! We are excited to be part of the tech city where we can bring the world of art and tech closer together. Find us at: 16-24 Underwood Street, London, N1 7JQ.

 

Lee Lee Nam Live in his Studio

Credit: © Korean Artist Project

Credit: © Korean Artist Project

 

Watch a fascinating video interview with Korean artist Lee Lee Nam. Listen to the artist talking about his works, take a look at how digital pieces develop, have a peek into the studio, and hear how the famous 8 fold screen work came into existence, which was exhibited at Harrods, London.

Lee Lee Nam creates mesmerizing digital and video works that juxtapose European old master paintings and traditional Asian art with modern day imagery. Discover his two digital limited editions on s[edition], Dreamscape 1 and Dreamscape 2 each available in editions of 1,000.

Pop-Up Exhibition Curated by s[edition] @ Havas Cafe, Cannes

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We are pleased to invite you to an exhibition curated by s[edition] at Havas Cafe in the Grand Hotel Cannes in France. The exhibition will run June 17 – 21, from 6-9pm. If you are in the area, come out to see the exhibition featuring works by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Jenny Holzer, and more! Let us know what you think by commenting below or posting on our Facebook or Twitter.

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What’s Next Liu Ye?

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Photo Credit: © LuxArtAsia

After having produced an exceptionally large painting for Sperone Westwater in New York, Chinese artist Liu Ye revealed in an interview with WHITEWALL that he would like to return to China and work on the smallest paintings, yet: “I really want to try and see how tiny I can make them”. Read the full interview here.

Liu Ye is one of China’s most prominent contemporary painters. He is famous for his bright-hued paintings of childlike figures, the cartoon character Miffy the bunny, and works referencing one of his favourite artists – Piet Mondrian. The artist has released two exclusive digital limited editions on s[edition]. The Little Match Seller and Red Warship are available on s[edition] in editions of 1,000 each.

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Photo Credit: © Whitewall, December 2012, pp. 100-107

 

Announcing our new expanded platform for artists

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Over the past months, we’ve been developing new features on s[edition] and many of the world’s leading contemporary artists now offer extraordinary digital limited editions.

Today we’re proud to announce a revolutionary expansion to the s[edition] platform enabling artists to submit, promote and sell their artworks in digital format. With the new studio feature, artists can edit, manage the publishing process and present artworks to a global community of collectors and art lovers.

Some of the key enhancements for artists are:

– upload and submit artworks for consideration
– choose price and edition size
– submit video and stills
– 24 hr online private view
– create, share and manage a guest list integrated with Facebook and Twitter
– real-time sales reports

Artists accepted onto the platform will earn 50% of the net revenues of all editions sold. With the new s[edition] studio, artists will launch artworks by inviting guests to an exclusive 24 hour online private view, giving them preferential access and pricing.

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The new artist platform is a natural extension of s[edition]’s promise to provide people with the best art in digital format anywhere, anytime. It also supports and encourages artists to continue creating and sharing amazing works. All artists using digital tools to create their works can now benefit from the s[edition] platform to start selling digital limited editions to a global audience of collectors and followers. Discover the new artists now!

Any artists looking to submit works for consideration can visit seditionart.com/submit to join.

Today, we are also very excited to unveil a new homepage for the s[edition] website offering site visitors the possibility to preview art without signing up and providing quick access for members to artists, artworks and recent activity. Check the new homepage here!

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This is an exciting stage of our development. We invite you to share your thoughts using the comments below or by facebook or twitter.

s[edition] Featured in July 2013 House & Garden

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We are excited to be featured in the July 2013 issue of House & Garden. In the article, Jessica Doyle looks at how you can use the art in digital format available on s[edition] to enhance your home decor. Pick up the issue today and check out the article to learn how to turn your home into a digital art gallery. Send us a message and let us know what you think!