Web Romping

With the proliferation of art sites on the Web, let's visit some of the more interesting ones I've discovered.

Noise as art has fascinated artists since the advent of the computer. Jodi.org presents some examples of the genre: http://wwwwwwwww.jodi.org/

YouTube offers a charming meditation on life and philosophy, utilizing sound, music and graphics. Called "Le Grand Content", its topics range from hamsters to hobbits and then some. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWWKBY7gx_0&eurl=v

Hope Kelley calls her work "Intimate Moments". Using paint as her medium, she specializes in animals showing human characteristics. These are striking images, well worth your time: http://www.hope-kelley.com/artwork_gecko.php

Paul McCarthy has created some delightful inflatable sculptures, shown here at the Tate Modern site. http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/paulmccarthy/ His work is very much in the spirit of Steven Skov Holt, who is written up on the Blobs page this month: http://www.giraffe.com/gr_see3.html

Spencer Finch does marvelous constructions using light mixed with fibers and filters. See especially his installations combining light and impressions of nature: http://www.spencerfinch.com/view/?group=installations

Dennis Gun's work is in collections ranging from the Guggenheim Museum in New York to the Modern Art Museum in Istanbul. Born in Austria, he currently lives and works in New York City. Gunn describes painting as "an absolute surprise, an unforeseen possibility". His pieces are lush, vibrant and throbbing with life: http://www.dennisguen.com/html/2006.htm

Another fascinating artist is Melissa Ichiuji. Her suggestive soft sculptures encompass violence, sexuality, power and dismay. "Nasty Nice", her current portfolio, says it all: http://irvinecontemporary.com/showArtist.php?artistID=152#. (Note: the image shown here is called "Sleepy Time", made of human hair and hair of her father, among other materials.)

c.Corinne Whitaker 2007