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YouTube Art Rendered Traditionally


YART is a digital exhibition reifying the tension between digital and analogue worlds. In the spirit of analogue ways, YART is dedicated to creating traditional paintings, drawings, woodcuts, etc., of favourite YouTube videos, celebrities, scenes, sketches, etc. It was conceived as a COVID-19 pandemic project during the lockdown, when I was watching more YouTube than was healthy for a  normal person. (But what is normal?)

My Self-Imposed Criteria:

  1. The videos/images must have originated on YouTube or were made/became popular on YouTube. This means that videos originating outside of YouTube are fair game, as long as they have a strong representation on YouTube or social media in general.

  2. The image/video can also be of a popular meme that is represented on YouTube or social media.

  3. I am avoiding any digital art created through Photoshop—remember, the point is to create TRADITIONAL artwork of digital culture—but I may use a digital image as a baseline to work from.


That’s it. Enjoy!

—Dr. Jeffrey Douglas


Sit On You

Celebrity: Palmer Scott

Oil on Canvas - 20 x 24

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - December 2019

(I knew what was coming; all you had to do was watch overseas news)

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Bed Intruder Song

Celebrity: Antoine Dodson

Oil on Water Colour Paper - 10 x 12

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - March 2020

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Willy Bum Bum

Celebrity: ALIEN REd WOLf

Oil on Canvas - 26 x 30

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - December 2019 - January 2020

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"The Universe"

Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!

Celebrity: Tim Heidecker

Oil on Canvas - 10 x 12

(painted in 20 minutes between shifts)

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - September 2020

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"The Notorious RBG"

From that Meme about Powerful Women

Celebrity: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Oil on Canvas - 10 x 12

(painted twice after a mouse attack when it was left to dry in a closet)

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - December 2020

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Room for More!

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