WHat IS YART?
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:
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.
The image/video can also be of a popular meme that is represented on YouTube or social media.
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