As Seen on TV

Christopher Bentley, Television Portrait , 2024, Mixed Digital, 350 mm x 350 mm, Image courtesy of the artist.

This exhibition has past

28 Mar 2024  7 Apr 2024

As Seen on TV

Christopher Bentley, Television Portrait , 2024, Mixed Digital, 350 mm x 350 mm, Image courtesy of the artist.

DatesThursday 28 March 2024 to Sunday 07 April 2024
(This exhibition has past)
Times10:00am — 3:00pm
CostFree
BookingNo bookings required for the exhibition. * Exhibition opening event * Saturday 30 March 2024, 6pm – 8pm

Christopher Bentley's digital art explores nostalgia and contrasts between old and new technology, revealing the evolution and limitations of digital mediums over 30 years.

As Seen on TV presents a unique collection of digital artworks crafted using diverse hardware, notably including the Sega Mega Drive and a vintage art program from 1991. Despite the hardware's inherent limitations, such as a restricted color palette and inability to save work, these pieces offer a nostalgic glimpse into digital art creation of the past.

Capturing the essence of each creative session, the exhibition showcases both images and videos documenting the process behind these distinctive works. By juxtaposing these vintage creations with contemporary digital art, 'As Seen On TV' offers a compelling visual journey spanning three decades, illuminating the evolution of digital artistry and storage methods over time.

The exhibition will feature prints and videos, providing viewers with a comprehensive understanding of the artistic process. Alongside the Sega Mega Drive pieces, visitors will encounter artworks produced using a variety of modern software and systems.

An Ipswich Community Gallery exhibition.

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