Within the past ten years of the art world, a surge of digital media artists have made their stamp in the fine art world through the merging of film, photography, scultpure and much more. However, 2 artists, Mr. Doob and Rafael Rozendaal, have also created their work from their past experiences with computer programming and design. The result is a culmination of fun, interactive platforms that allows the viewer to participate with, while not diminishing the fine art aspect of their work.
Born 1980, Dutch-Brazilian, lives and works everywhere.
"Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 15 million visits per year.
His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. His installations involve moving light and reflections, taking online works and transforming them into spatial experiences.
He also created BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open source DIY curatorial format that is spreading across the world rapidly.
Selected exhibitions: Venice Biennial, Valencia Biennial, Moca Taipei, Casa Franca Brasil Rio, TSCA Gallery Tokyo (solo), Spencer Brownstone Gallery NYC (solo), NIMk Amsterdam (solo), Stedelijk Museum project space (solo).
Selected press: Flash Art, Dazed & Confused, Interview Magazine, Wired Magazine, Purple Magazine, McSweeney’s, O Globo, Vice Magazine."
Though not as big as a splash in the traditional gallery setting as Rafael, Mr. Doob's experience as a Google programmer has led him to create amazing interactive WebGL sites.