With technology, the creative space for artists is getting larger. And interestingly, artists are investing in modern technological tools to give their work more reception on the global level. The synthetic capacity of technology for future of artsy for human future. One of the gallery that speaks to this development is the Sotheby’s S2 gallery in New York, normally used for exhibitions of contemporary art, and is currently the site of a show featuring mostly young artists who rely on digital technology.
Sotheby’s is covering a lot of shows that narrate the influence of technology on arts. The show at Sotheby’s, called “Bunker,” runs through Aug. 10. This initiative also features Jeremy Bailey, a Toronto artist who merges Snapchat with art history, portraying individuals through an augmented reality lens in poses that recall famous portraits from the past. Metallic sculptures by Ashley Zelinskie — self-portraits whose surfaces are made up of the letters that spell out her genetic code. One piece — in a series called “Android” — has a cube embedded in the face; the cube’s surface is made up of the computer code that was used to generate it.
Ms. Zelinskie’s human-digital mash-ups are about “how we’re becoming one with our technology,” she explained in her studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn — a small, crowded loft with NASA fliers and “Star Trek” posters taped to the walls. In theory, the computer code on the cube’s surface means the cube could be “read” by a computer — which is why she sometimes says she’s making art for robots as well as humans.
It is not only all about the golden nugget technology is bringing home for arts, but also the plausibility of creating the immortality for humans’ souls within the digital space and how we can outlive ourselves.