Pixelportrait / Strychnin Gallery / Various artists
November 15th, 2013
During the past decade digital art has gained acknoweledgement in the contemporary
art world. Digital artworks are becoming more recognized in the art market and will
surely be a defining movement in art history. Yet, the idea that digital art is inferior
to «traditional» art will always remain.Digital painting, precisely, is a term many don't
seem to grasp; «painting can't be done with computer software», is a general
assumption. Is cinema and photography not art, then? One must apply the same rules to all art forms.
There's constantly a hint of skeptism and judgement that underlines the blic opinion
on digital art. Yet, we're hopeful to believe that digital art will gain acceptance in the
same manner electronic music is regarded no «less music» than to traditionally produced music.
The exhibition will display eight artists with their digital interpretations of portrait
paintings. Strychnin Gallery is proud to exhibit individuals who not only posses
the skill to «work on the computer», but also a very special artist, Sergio Albiac, who writes the computer programs which to create his artworks. As he puts it,
“For me, it is a way to integrate the whole creation process; like the old masters that produced their own oil painting from pigments... but with a XXI century medium”.
All (My) Stars, Strychnin's 10th year Anniversary Show
with David Hochbaum, Mandy Tsung, Pisa 73, Monika Viktoria, Naomi Nowak,
Alaric Hammond, ABCNT, Colin Burns, Allen Douglas, Mimi S., Harry Brack,
Miss Mindy, Miss Van, Archer Dougherty, Kristen Ferrell, Chris Dean, Dilka Bear,
Liz McGrath, Nomi Chi, David Stoupakis, Marina Bychkova, Virginie Ropars,
Sophie Bastien, Wee Flowers, Redd Walitzki, Chris Collins, CarolinaToscano,
Daniel Van Nes, Raf Veulemans, Miraschi, Ocoze, Cliff Wallace, Skeleton Heart,
Seymour, Bethany Marchman, Christian Rothenhagen, Christine Polis, Doktor A.,
Elena and Ekaterina Popovy, Fancois Escalmel, Luisa Catucci, Benjamin Vierling,
Jon Jaylo, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Yosuke Ueno, Chet Zar, Seiko Kato, Lydia Dekker,
Erica Rose Levine, Kris Kuksi, Sonya Fu, Brian Horton, Adam Oehlers,
Yoko D'Holbachie, Scott Holloway, Monique Ligons, Greg Haberny, Elmer Presslee,
Mark Ryden, Scott Radke, Bijoux, Katya Tal, BORIS+NATASCHA, David Thierree,
Marcus Poston, Chris von Steiner, Nathalie Shau, Jason Limon, Marco Rea, Niark1,
Chris Brett, Carisa Swenson, Richard Kirk, Hara Katziki, Nanami Cowdroy,
Nick Sheehy, Sean Pierce, Ver Mar, Saturno Butto’, Annie Bertram, Heather Gargon,
Jbak, Meredith Dittmar, Kathryn Carr, Eliza Bolli, Akiza, Virginia Mori, Leila Ataya,
Robert Tirado, Nom Kinnear King, Forgotten Hearts, Chris Guarino, Citron Rouge,
Kasey Tararuj, Maria Rubinke, Wolfgang Petrick, Lola, Scott Hove, Fernanda Veron,
Squp, Ben Godi, Duma, Louis Fleischauer, ELLE, Sit, Reka One, Hsiao Ron Cheng
and many more.
ATTENTION EARTH / Strychnin Gallery
February 8th, 2013
It’s the year 2013, if you’re reading this Earth has shockingly survived the Mayan
prediction and prophetic date of December 21st, 2012. Since this is being written
in the past, it’s not certain what has happened to humankind. Did Earth collide with
planet X? Or was the cataclysm of 2012 a positive physical and/or spiritual
transformation for humanity. Be as it may, hopefully this day will mark the beginning
of a new exciting era.
Appropriately, the Strychnin Gallery thought about the possible consequences of
this event and concluded that an advisory show must be made: ATTENTION EARTH! A show that presents viewers what is yet to happen or what has already come...
Strychnin Gallery wanted to pay tribute to one of our favorite apocalyptic forecasts;
the extraterrestrial invasion! The year 2013 celebrates the 60th anniversary of two
1950’s sci-fi classics: H.G. Well’s War of the Worlds and Invaders from Mars.
An artistical and aesthetic admiration that only this era and genre can boast about are
their iconic poster artwork. Put two and two together and so was born a show that will
immortalize not only the making of these films, but also the following of all sci-fi and space life believers.
For one month, we will be home to exclusive renditions of cult classic interpretations
of alien-life, unidentified flying objects, laser guns, tripods and weapons of mass
destruction. Instead of shying from the unavoidable invasion, we have brought the
invasion to our premises! The artists involved took inspiration from the aesthetics of all promotional and cinematographical work of this cinematic generation.
The featured artists are: Meredith Dittmar, Seymour, Mimi S., Harry Brack, Derek Nobbs,
Mark Alfrey, Cliff Wallace, Eugene Plotnikov, Nicolas Le Brogne, Joe Fenton, Chris Dean,
Carlos Valenzuela, Serge Gay Jr, Monique Ligons, Tom Lewis, Elmer Presslee,
Matt Gordon, Skeleton Herth, Yoko d'Holbachie and many more.