A JPEG Called Desire

BY:vinnythesnailvinnythesnail

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CURATORIAL STATEMENT

During every winter, we put our optimism to the test. We ring in the new year with dreams, commitments, and hope. We slog through cold air and icy pavement. We fall sometimes, but we try our best to get back up. There’s something about dreams and aspirations that help us through the challenges of life, but more interesting than the dream itself is the outcome of that dream. Do we achieve what we set out to accomplish, or fail and change course? When we succeed–or fail–spectacularly, how do we take that next step into the future? This exhibition aims to weave together different facets of human desire and expectation, taking us on a profound exploration of the human experience. It delves into the depths of our dreams, aspirations, and the complex tapestry of emotions that drive us. It invites us to reflect on the intricacies of our desires and the expectations we have for ourselves and others. This journey offers a unique opportunity for growth, self-discovery, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. It is a transformative voyage that challenges us, inspires us, and ultimately shapes who we become.

Blind Clarity

In this self-portrait I explore the dance between decision-making and the acceptance of varied paths to success and understanding. It's a personal reflection on the nature of sight vs. insight. As I navigate through life, I'm often reminded that seeing isn't the same as understanding. The multiple v...

4everKurious

Sondra

@4everKurious

Blind Clarity

Je vais bien, tu vas b...

A response to my experiences at NFT Paris in Feburary 2024. The almost-tricoloure nature of the piece is entirely accidental.

Je vais bien, tu vas bien

Reaching You

"Reaching You" offers a haunting surreal AI tableau. A cluster of uncanny 1950s-esque women, extend their elongated arms towards each other. Each figure overreaching to connect, their limbs reaching out with an eerie, distorted grace, hinting at an otherworldly yearning for connection and understand...

KEZIAI

KEZIAI

@KEZIAI

Reaching You

Under Calm

It began as a release from anxiety and became a meditation. Jennifer Panepinto aka QuantumSpirit is a visual artist combining analog and digital processes, using a range of mediums from Polaroid to AI Art. Her artworks are inspired by her own journey with mental health, exploring both light and da...

Under Calm

Layered Algorithmic Ab...

"cells of desire are forming the dna of abstract space through sliders"

V4w.enko

V4w.enko

@V4w.enko

Layered Algorithmic Abstraction #177

Schwarzer Kreis_03

Tim Tobias Jakob, Schwarzer Kreis_03, 2023, video, sound, 02:03,

Schwarzer Kreis_03

Aspirational Echoes

Throughout my creative journey, I continually find myself captivated by the interplay of resilience and aspiration. Creating this piece became a reflection of my own struggles and triumphs. The woman behind the glass is distorted, determined, yet vibrant. The raindrops falling down the window symbo...

Rakkaus Art

Crystal

@Rakkaus Art

Aspirational Echoes

Francisco López, The S...

Francisco López inn the Spring of 1842, you dreamt under an oak tree inn the afternoon, Californian sun, the mineralogist, López, dreams a river of gold. López awoke under The Oak of the Golden Dream, dug up wild onions && made the 'discovery' of gold, clinging to their roots, now Placerita Canyon, ...

joncates

jonCates

@joncates

Francisco López, The Secrets of Glitch