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.
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