It’s been a relatively relaxing new year’s weekend but as I prepare for the week, I’m pondering what I’m hoping to achieve, art and writing wise, this year. As the subject line states, New Media Art, has definitely piqued my interest. I love traditional art (for me, traditional art includes drawing, painting, and sculpture, pretty much all things ocular) but one of the many things I love about art is the nature to evolve into something different that pushes the viewer’s understanding and perceptions. One of the magazines I picked up last year, Elephant, actually delves into how the commercial artist use their skills to create works, by art world standards, considered to be fine arts. New media artists face a challenge. Being part of a technologically driven world, how does a such an artist define themselves? How does one create work that both engages but can elevate the viewer to a higher level of thought? In any case, I’m definitely hoping to explore these topics and answer them along the way. What’s your idea of new media art? I’d certainly like to know what it is!
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