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  • Digital Art, yes, no or what? Part 3/3

    3 days ago @Arnvid Aakre

    What does mean that the digital file is the only real original, especially for the buyer?

    Here I can only speak for myself and how I do it, and last but not least, my arguments for doing so (and yes, the buyers said yeah or something nice like that).

    It means that the buyer of the digital file #5/8 of a limited edition digital painting, is given this file (with signature, the serial #5/8 and certificate) - and this is the part that has a value when I sell a digital painting.

    When the buyer gets a print of this file, then s/he is creating an authorized transferred process from the invisible file to a form that is visible to the naked eye. Be it print on paper, metal print, wallpaper, ceramic tiles, or whatever idea the owner of the digital painting can come up with to make the digital painting visual.

    What can the buyer do with a Digital Painting?

    Hang it up where s/she wants, considering the size maybe. A secure place of course, and with humidity on an ok level. That's great; I know at least some of my old paintings in that size are living a good life with their owners - but what if ..?

    What if you as an owner of a digital painting could use that digital artwork as:

    * fine art or museum quality prints on top level paper for print - only you decide how many of your number x/x of a limited edition.

    * wallpaper of your artwork

    * ceramic tiles for indoors or outdoor mosaic of your digital artwork. Any size ... hint, hint.

    * mini items - how small can you get a digital painting?

    * in short, the ball is now in the buyer's court.

      USE ART, trust me - USING art is for me far more fun than the sometimes boring process of being the only responsible for having to create it (-:

  • Digital Art, yes, no or what? Part 2/3

    3 days ago @Arnvid Aakre

    If I say that the digital file, signed and numbered, is the real piece of art, why is that so?

    The digital file is in itself invisible.
    You can?t see a digital artwork without a somehow similar environment to when creating them.

    So as an invisible artwork its great, but it will feel a bit like the Emperor's New Artworks I guess, so a printed edition would be the first step for most. But if I have purchased an artwork that I am the only person who got with the limited number, why should I not use it as long as it within the few given limitations by creative commons. 

    Digital works sold in a limited edition have only one commandment: "Thou shalt not make unto thee business from copies, only the original digital image file." Meaning: don't make a business out of copies, the digital file is the ONLY original."

    What is then Digital Art?

    First, can we use the phrase 'Digital Art'? Wouldn't that be the same as calling oil paintings for Oil Art or acrylic paintings for Acrylic Art? 

    We can't name a tool as oil, acrylic or digital a phrase that indicates that it's an 'art form when it's a tool. 

    As long as the artist, her- or himself defines what s/he does is painting, that is absolutely for the artist to define. 

    You can define a painting as "oil painting", or "digital painting" - and the difference is that while an "oil painting" is based upon a canvas with colour pigments embedded in oil. Visible for anybody that's not blind.

    The digital painting biggest difference compared to an oil painting is that the digital painting doesn't exist visually as the file itself

    BUT when I as the artist divide the original file in let's say eight parts, then write with the same digital pen I used for the painting, the numbers 1/8 - 2/8 - 3/8 and so on up to the last, 8/8. Then sign each different numbered file, individually of course. This file is then made into one layer .tif-file and one 'lighter' .jpg-file, both in original pixel size.

  • Digital Art, yes, no or what? Part 1/3

    3 days ago @Arnvid Aakre

    Ever bought digital art
    Did you?

    «I bought digital art two months ago.»

    So what did you get?

    «Got a museum quality print on outstanding paper (90x70cm), signed and numbered. Got it framed and put it on the wall. It looked great, and did the garden room.»

    That sounds great, so you're happy now?

    «No, there was a small fire in the garden room, the fire department put out the fire pretty fast. One of the problems after this was that the new digital artwork is gone. It was damaged, so nothing to do. So I totally lost on that, and on top of it ? that exact piece is out of print on the limited edition.»

    Let?s try another ending here?

    ... happy now?

    «Apart from the fire in the garden room, and all the hassle after that. For my new artwork, the piece I had was a limited edition, numbered 5/8. Had already the original, as the artist sent me a download link of the painting, numbered and individually signed just a few days after I bought it.»

    When I sell a digital painting or drawing, the new owner of that numbered painting get a Certificate of Authenticity, the freedom given by the Creative Commons license, and of course the signed digital art file in both .tif and .jpg formats.

    The numbering and signing are done directly on the digital file, on the same drawing board where the paintings are made.

    «Yes, all I had to do was to send the file to a great printing house in the city I live. I picked it up yesterday, framed. Looking better than ever ...»

    That's a pretty good BACKUP solution I guess?

    "Can't be much better, as long as I backup my digital files."

    Look at it all from even another angle?

    If I say that the digital file, signed and numbered, is the real piece of art, why is that so?


    3 weeks ago @Paul-Felix Montez

    Pershing square a symbol of World war one general George Pershing who led U.S. forces during the great war, now faces the 21st century "smart tech" global Peace Walkway monument project with its vast ability to reach all through its universal themes of peacemaking courage, sacrifice and more across a huge diversity and multi-cultural range of the world's various populations. What does this mean for Los Angeles as a 21st-century city, innovation in diversity, peacemaking, innovative use of smart tech in landscape architecture, and what possibly could be one of the most innovative park or street, "wiser" city projects the peace walkway for all cities. See more:

  • Group-exhibition at Galerie FOE 156 in Munich

    1 month ago @Falk von Schönfels

    Hear Ye Hear Ye!
    Next group-exhibition at Galerie FOE 156 // Opening: 5th of April 2017 // 19:00 pm
    Bring friends, fun & fidelity // Oberföhringer Straße 156, 81925 München
    See you hopefully there!


  • Exhibition of the month - Art Exhibition& Sculpture Trail at Prior’s Field School – Tinx Newton Surrey Life

    2 months ago @Edwin,Barrington Lue-Shing

    I shall be one of many artist and sculptures  exhibiting at the  APPART?S annual Art Exhibition& Sculpture Trail at Prior?s Field School , everyone is welcome. I was personally invited by the curators Evelyn Phillips & Gwyn Phillips  to exhibit , here is a foreword  from a AAP ART themselves: 


    APPART?S annual Art Exhibition& Sculpture Trail at Prior?s Field School showcases new, emerging artists, along with many old favorites exhibiting their work. Foremost among these artists is Philip Jackson, a renowned Scottish sculptor with an outstanding international reputation.

    The AppArt Exhibition & Sculpture trail is open every day from Saturday 1st April to Sunday April 16th. Admission is free.

    Prior?s Field School, Priorsfield Rd, Godalming GU2 2RH

    Please view the site for more info. and hope to see you there - Edwin 

  • My Work been shown at Artrooms January 2017

    2 months ago @Edwin,Barrington Lue-Shing

    Well thanks for looking in, just to give you some background?.my most recent exhibition was with ?ARTROOMS 2017?, in the heart of London, in a Hotel called Meliá White House Hotel, Albany ST Regent?s Park, NW1 3UP -  Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 1:00 PM - to -
    Monday, January 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM (GMT).

    When asked by Artrooms to comment on my experience, this is what I had to say: A great exhibition and proud to say I was a part of. I don't know how Cristina (the Founder )  does it but you feel like a 1st class artist. EVERYBODY knows ure name and very, very friendly. People from all over the world come to YOU. The networking I did over the course of the exhibition was phenomenal. The offers to exhibit was overwhelming and took advantage of every offer..

    This has to the best exhibition I have been involved in , we  exhibit in the hotel room, on the walls and the invited general public and invited gallery owners as well as high roller art buyers are brought around to the artists rooms. The venue is dived up into the world?.Asia, Europe, Canada & USA and the UK. It was hard work and the longest exhibition I have been involved in over 4 days ,but very rewarding. And I would do it all again ?.for sure! I have posted a few photos of the exhibition and some of my fellow artists works too. Edwin500

  • Destruction of humanity

    2 months ago @Aziz Anzabi

    This painting represents the real meaning of war. War doesn't have a winning side and both sides at war are losers because both sides inflict pain and sorrow to their citizens and death of people. The main reason for war is leaders within that country not normal people because they want to keep their power and are willing to do anything to keep their power and believe that everything they say is right. Some people are usually against or for these leader's beliefs and goals and the outcome of this is destruction, death and sale of weapons. Aziz has used a lot of grey which is a cold colour to show that war doesn't bring any happiness and hope but instead makes the people divide, each with their own goals and beliefs they view as right. The person at the top of the painting which covers a large amount of the canvas to me symbolises the spirits of those who have died during the war . This is somewhat threatening as the spirits will remain at the top where even if war is finished they will still hover over this city where blood was shed. It makes me as a viewer empathize with the people at war and I feel a strong connection between me and the painting. The painting creates a sense of being uneasy especially with the way the clouds in the sky are gathering towards the man at the top as if even the sky is weeping and tired of this ruthless war. To me it is ironic because on the left side of the painting where the king is the buildings are brown while on the other side the buildings are grey. This might suggest that the king brings destruction as he goes with his luxuries and horse not caring about the others that might suffer. Behind the king is a donkey carrying a bag full of skulls which might be the king?s consciousness. This imagery horrifies me as Aziz has managed to capture how disgusting and heart-breaking war is. The fact that a donkey is following him shows that the king is foolish and mindless, and that he is the cause of people's deaths. The fish's bones represents the innocent people that die in the war because fish are cruelly captured by humans and the shadows behind the fish is a family which is so meaningful because it shows that people of any age and gender are killed in war with no mercy. It also shows that even if people don't want to be involved in war they are always somehow involved without their will. Overall this painting is really meaningful and in my opinion it can inspire others to help people at war as this painting explores how war truly is.
    By: Asra

    Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
    102cm x 102cm

  • Forever and Always: New Works by Armando Alemdar Ara at Zari Gallery, London

    3 months ago @Armando Alemdar

    Forever and Always: New Works by Armando Alemdar Ara at Zari Gallery, London

  • Work displayed at the London Art FAIR 2017

    3 months ago @Armando Alemdar