Why did you pick this picture?
It’s my newest art piece and I wanted to share it with you and your readers 😉
Where did the idea for this art come from?
Nature and its power, but mainly life with its various facets. There are several creative phases and working steps to take. From the empty screen to the final art piece, it can take a few hours up to a few weeks. My goal is to bring digital and computer based art to reality and therefore create an impact into real life.
What does this art mean to you?
For me, art is a unique way to express the essence of all interactions in life.
What can you tell us about yourself?
Back in the 90s, I was constantly surrounded by geeks, hackers and other innovators in the field of Information Technology and I used a computer to start my own Internet Company at the age of 19. In those days computers were not really part of our lives like they are today, so I was excited by the idea of creating art with these new electronic tools. I had quite an unorthodox journey into the art world. For years I was creating art prints for myself on my computer. A few years ago, I had a few friends over who were constantly complimenting my work without realising it was created by me. After the support of several friends in the art world, I decided to send a few of my pieces to an art event. My work was an instant hit so I started my career as a pixel artist.
What more can you tell us about your art?
Critics described my art as “Abstract Pixelism” or “New Cubism”. For me a pixel is the basis of everything in the digital world. If you look into the modern world, you will notice everything is a pixel. Now we don’t see it with great technology, like smartphones and LED screens, but to me, the simple pixel, the square at the end is still the basis of everything in the world. I started to play with pixels on computers more than 20 years ago. When I was I teenager and as far as I know, there is no artist focusing on the same style as mine. My art reflects the modern digital zeitgeist of today’s generation. It is abstract, pixelated, flashy and gaudy.
To see more of mark’s work please follow the link below to his Instagram account