"Media is so plastic now, so innately flexible. I like to say that everything is now anything else. So, for instance a video can become a sculpture, a land mask can be captured as a 3D Model, or a poem can be written into the DNA of a bacteria."
"Personally I see most of my art images through Google reader or things like that, so in doing this, I am also kind of hoping to – while still putting objects into the world – make it so that the actual or maybe the more authentic way of seeing these works and these images is through seeing them [represented] in their documentation and seeing all the different versions that could exist."
Artie Vierkant - born 1986 - is an artist whose work concerns the role of image reproduction and dissemination in contemporary networked society. He received an MFA from the University of California San Diego in 2011. His work has recently been shown at China Art Objects, Los Angeles; Johan Berggren Gallery, Malmö Sweden; Reference Gallery, Richmond VA; PRETEEN Gallery, Hermosillo Mexico; Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam Netherlands; Exile, Berlin Germany; Bitforms, New York NY; and more. His work has been included in the UbuWeb archive and featured in Rethinking Photography (Routledge), Post Internet by Gene McHugh, ARTINFO, PWR Paper, and on the Internet. He lives and works in New York.
◆ Artie Vierkant's Website
◆ Artie Vierkant: "The Image Object Post-Internet" - essay on art and the digital realm, 2010
◆ Artie Vierkant Portrait/Interview on Rhizome
◆ "Photo Op" - Brian Droitcour on Artie Vierkant, Artforum March 2012