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YART

YouTube Art Rendered Traditionally

WHat IS YART?

YART is a digital exhibition reifying the tension between digital and analogue worlds. That's a (f)artsy way of saying that 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

Gallery

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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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Bedroom Intruder - Antoine Dodson Oil on

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 Paper - 10 x 12

(painted in 20 minutes between shifts)

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - September 2020

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Oil on Canvas Pape

"The Notorious RBG"

From that Meme about Powerful Women

Celebrity: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Oil on Canvas Paper - 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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"Schmitts Gay Beer"

Famous Animated GIF from SNL Sketch

Celebrity: Chris Farley

Oil on Canvas Paper - 10 x 12

By Dr. Jeffrey Douglas - October 2021

Schmitts Gay Meme.gif
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Room for More!

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