The New Modern Art
What is the new modern art? Is it what Damien Hirst has been doing? Is it something that’s happening on Tumblr right now? What is the very tip of the art world’s cutting edge?
I have been running across a type of art that I call ‘bad photoshop’ a lot recently. I’ve seen it online, and I’ve even seen it in galleries in Tokyo, LA and Portland. I’m not sure what started it or where it’s coming from.
Basically ‘bad photoshop’ art consists of a very simple digital collage that involves poorly cutout images, hoaky filters and a few random words thrown in. There is usually some kind of scanned in texture that makes a majority of the background. I remember doing stuff like that in high school when Photoshop was just getting started. But why is it coming back now? What is the deal with making stuff look intentionally bad?
Is this digital punk DIY?
If it has some kind of cool sub-genre name like that, I want in.