Technology has a profound impact on the way we create art. It has provided artists and designers with innovative ways to express their work since the beginning of modern times. The art world is constantly evolving as new styles emerge and new artists take the stage. Art world leaders must continually evolve and stay ahead of the curve to make their work relevant to today’s audience. Some art explicitly aims to break down barriers. For example, “Free jazz” is a form of art that aims to do away with boundaries. Ai Weiwei, a Chinese artist, is an activist who believes that art should be about experiences and freedom of expression.
There are also many digital artists who use technology to push their work in new directions. These artists often utilize technology to engage the audience in a multi-dimensional way.
Artists such as Michael Manning use technology to explore the relationship between technology and analog. Every artwork he creates begins with a computer program.
The “Digital Revolution” exhibits opened earlier this summer at the Barbican Center in London. This exhibition features digital artists who are using technology to push their artwork in new directions.
“Artist-algorithms” are shaking the art world. Algorithms can learn from thousands of images and then assimilate their aesthetic characteristics to produce original works of art.
The Internet has transformed the art scene. It gives artists the opportunity to connect with an incredibly diverse audience and sell their work. New business models allow artists to reach a wider audience and generate more income.