Monday, March 10, 2008

Painting Video Games in the Surreal Hyperreality

Oil Paintings Inspired by Internet Memes - Cory Doctorow @ BoingBoing

This doesn't fall into the category of supermodern but I think it does fit in with the hyperreal crowd. This is a painting inspired by the prairie dog viral video giving the viral video a longevity that has already surpassed the original. The artist, Jeremiah Palecek, has taken the original and transformed it into a pop zen painting of stunning simplicity. It's fitting for the hyperreal I think due to its twisting of something already simulated into a real, physical object. There's plenty more at his web site

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