3 March 2014

  1. The File Arts presents:100000000 pixelsby Adam Ferriss

After exploring the infinite space in a picture actual space in Star forming region NGC 3324, Adam Ferriss created a universe of his own in 100000000pixels. This is purely digitally generated imagery. And at 10000 x 10000 pixels it’s the largest he has done in this fashion.

This edition invites an exploration which gives a sense of hidden worlds and vastness similar to ‘star forming region’ but with its very own aesthetic. While browsing in, out and around the image I was reminded of retro video games, of a quintessential digital world, and while this is essentially a randomly generated image it felt like an adventure looking around in it.
When you buy this edition at The File Arts for $20 you get the full 10000 x 10000 image to dive into, a PDF with information about the process and the source files for the final image, and a unique digital signed certificate of authenticity with your name.

Check out 100000000 pixels on The File Arts

    The File Arts presents:
    100000000 pixels
    by Adam Ferriss

    After exploring the infinite space in a picture actual space in Star forming region NGC 3324, Adam Ferriss created a universe of his own in 100000000pixels. This is purely digitally generated imagery. And at 10000 x 10000 pixels it’s the largest he has done in this fashion.

    This edition invites an exploration which gives a sense of hidden worlds and vastness similar to ‘star forming region’ but with its very own aesthetic. While browsing in, out and around the image I was reminded of retro video games, of a quintessential digital world, and while this is essentially a randomly generated image it felt like an adventure looking around in it.

    When you buy this edition at The File Arts for $20 you get the full 10000 x 10000 image to dive into, a PDF with information about the process and the source files for the final image, and a unique digital signed certificate of authenticity with your name.

    Check out 100000000 pixels on The File Arts

    (Source: thefilearts)

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    3 March 2014

  3. It is interesting to see how different artists have made the frame the subject of their art, or used it to say something about art, from top to bottom:

    Fra[mes]: Adoration of the Magi by Taylor Holland

    Andachtsbild paintings by Christian Eckart

    Framed Frames by Bonno van Doorn

    Cadre qui encadre cadre, qui encadre cadre, qui encadre cadre, qui encadre cadre, qui encadre cadre qui n’encadre rien, 2008 by Esther Ferrer

    Frame piece, 2008 by Kolkoz

    The Taylor Holland work is the only one that references a specific work of art. More than elevate the frame to the status of the artwork it accentuates the physical context of the actual painting. This being more ironic, or maybe appropriate, by it being a digital image / edition.

    Adoration of the Magi by Taylor Holland is available as a digital edition from The File Arts for $20,-.

    Frame art suggested via this and here is even more art with frames.

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    2 March 2014

  5. The File Arts presents:
    Epidermis
    by Douglas D. Prince

    The nude is a canonical subject in classical art. The internet is notorious for pornography. Epidermis is Latin for skin, and manages to create high art out of pornographic source material by literally skimming the surface; the images are made from parts of other images that show only skin. This still makes for some uncomfortable viewing…

    The download contains 3 JPG images from the series Epidermis at their full resolution, wallpapers for desktop and iOS of the images and a PDF with background information on the images, the process and the artist. Check it out on The File Arts

    Also check out and follow Douglas Prince on Tumblr

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    2 March 2014

  7. The File Arts presents:Double your moneyby Daniel Silvo

The Spanish title for this work ‘Como Doblar Tu Dinero’ can be translated as ‘How to fold your money’. But ‘to fold’ also means ‘going bankrupt’ in financial terms. A better translation would be ‘How to double your money’, for these works aim to add some extra beauty and personal craftiness to money, making it worth more, even if only more personal and emotive.
Daniel Silvo likes using common every day objects to create art. Or in this case lets you create art. The value of the art you make is immediate and guaranteed; you can still use it as money. And you should; folding your money is a way to add a layer of attention and connection; pay with it and change the nature of the transaction.

This work is not so much a digital artwork as it is a digital set of instructions on how to create the art yourself. In a way this is a very primitive form of 3D printing; you transfer the instructions to another place, grab some basic material and apply the instructions / the code and voila; art; it even looks a bit like a 3D shaded shape.
I like the fact the models are all birds; signifying the fleetingness of the value of money, and the aspiration of art to make your mind fly.

The download contains 4 instructions for 4 Euro bills (also applicable to Dollar bills). Check it out on The File Arts

    The File Arts presents:
    Double your money
    by Daniel Silvo

    The Spanish title for this work ‘Como Doblar Tu Dinero’ can be translated as ‘How to fold your money’. But ‘to fold’ also means ‘going bankrupt’ in financial terms. A better translation would be ‘How to double your money’, for these works aim to add some extra beauty and personal craftiness to money, making it worth more, even if only more personal and emotive.

    Daniel Silvo likes using common every day objects to create art. Or in this case lets you create art. The value of the art you make is immediate and guaranteed; you can still use it as money. And you should; folding your money is a way to add a layer of attention and connection; pay with it and change the nature of the transaction.

    This work is not so much a digital artwork as it is a digital set of instructions on how to create the art yourself. In a way this is a very primitive form of 3D printing; you transfer the instructions to another place, grab some basic material and apply the instructions / the code and voila; art; it even looks a bit like a 3D shaded shape.

    I like the fact the models are all birds; signifying the fleetingness of the value of money, and the aspiration of art to make your mind fly.

    The download contains 4 instructions for 4 Euro bills (also applicable to Dollar bills). Check it out on The File Arts

    (Source: thefilearts)

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    1 March 2014

  9. hugoarcier:

This image is available in digital edition on The File Arts :www.thefilearts.com/art/edition/slicedhead

    hugoarcier:

    This image is available in digital edition on The File Arts :
    www.thefilearts.com/art/edition/slicedhead

    (via thefilearts)

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    1 March 2014

  11. atripbetweenimpulses asked: Hi James, I'm really blown away by your work! I'm still trying to learn the ropes with processing and I was wondering if you minded if I played around with some of your code to try and make some stuff of my own :). I realise you post it below each gif but I thought I should ask first :D

    forgethowtotalk:

    Go for it!

    I’ve learned a lot from looking at and messing with other people’s code. I’d just ask that you share the results of your experiments.

    Also, thanks for the kind words!

    James, and his work, are great!

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    1 March 2014

  13. The File Arts presents:Grey Pause Morning Sitterby Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur

I love it when I cannot immediately see how an image was build. Grey Pause Morning Sitter definitely is not easy to pick apart.
						Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur mixes paint and digital, representation and abstract art. Painted textures are scanned in, used as 3D textures, combined with brushes in Photoshop and this all combines to a vibrant image. From up close the picture seems to boil with energy, from a little distance a figure emerges. Read on…

Check out Lauren’s website and tumblr

    The File Arts presents:
    Grey Pause Morning Sitter
    by Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur

    I love it when I cannot immediately see how an image was build.
    Grey Pause Morning Sitter definitely is not easy to pick apart.

    Lauren Helena May Pelc-McArthur mixes paint and digital, representation and abstract art. Painted textures are scanned in, used as 3D textures, combined with brushes in Photoshop and this all combines to a vibrant image. From up close the picture seems to boil with energy, from a little distance a figure emerges. Read on

    Check out Lauren’s website and tumblr

    (Source: thefilearts)

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    1 March 2014

  15. Sol LeWitt - Art - New York Times

    forgethowtotalk:

    p5art:

    In case you don’t know him yet: check out who Sol LeWitt was. Especially if you’re interested in conceptual and minimalist art. Quite an inspiring person!

    Anyone doing programmatic work owes a debt to Sol LeWitt

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    28 February 2014

  17. The File Arts presents:Unlikelyby Steve Kim

						Unlikely is the second portrait by Steve Kim to be available from The File Arts. Unlikely at first glance looks like his previous edition Saltless, but has a tone that doesn’t quite match. The abstraction is very extreme and seems to reveal little of the person behind the portrait.
						Steve Kim Explains: “It’s my sister…”

							This edition has an ‘early bird’ special price of $10,- for the first week only! After that the regular price will be $20,-. Buy now.
						Unlikely is the second edition by Steve Kim. The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file showing all adjustments and coloring-layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains sketches, details and background information on the artist. 

Download Unlikely by Steve Kim on The File Arts

    The File Arts presents:
    Unlikely
    by Steve Kim

    Unlikely is the second portrait by Steve Kim to be available from The File Arts. Unlikely at first glance looks like his previous edition Saltless, but has a tone that doesn’t quite match. The abstraction is very extreme and seems to reveal little of the person behind the portrait.

    Steve Kim Explains: “It’s my sister…”

    This edition has an ‘early bird’ special price of $10,- for the first week only! After that the regular price will be $20,-. Buy now.

    Unlikely is the second edition by Steve Kim. The download includes: the highest resolution of the image available, the PSD source file showing all adjustments and coloring-layers and several wallpaper sized versions. The PDF contains sketches, details and background information on the artist.

    Download Unlikely by Steve Kim on The File Arts

    (Source: thefilearts)

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    28 February 2014

  19. If you would buy one edition of the editions on The File Arts which one would it be?

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