A Year In Glitch
April 6, 2016 7:13 AM   Subscribe

A Year In Glitch
I have been making (loosely) abstract expressionist (or colourfield) art on my phone. Naturally it's digital, and procrastinational. This is an essay-as-vehicle for a gallery of it.

Sorry about the sad text. The images are probably a year's work of snatched moments. It's great what you can put together when you consistently spend a couple of minutes on something every day (and have sufficient storage).

When I painted I used to do late-Turner rip-offs so it's nice that I've found a way to come back to that.

Thanks! I hope this isn't a terrible first post.
Role: Artist, Writer, Digit Owner
posted by CjEggett (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

very cool.

I have been doing some similar things with glitch apps and the massive amount of photos I just have sitting around. It started as a way to turn idle time into creative time, but has sort of turned into a passion.

When I'm done, I transfer them onto sheets of glass using transfer paper and then backlight them, often 3-5 sheets, each with an image, sometimes with added space, sometimes not.

When I make a couple I think are good enough to stand up to the scrutiny of the metafilter I'll post.
posted by bobdow at 2:08 PM on April 6, 2016


I like the idea of turning them into a physical thing - I think the article/gallery was me reaching for a way to legitimize them into a viewable space. I was thinking of using them - or other unpublished ones - to make some kind of artbook or something. Or do it cheaply and call it a "zine".

You also point out an unmentioned motivator - which is: what do we do with all these photos now?
posted by CjEggett at 1:08 AM on April 7, 2016

This is really good.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:51 PM on April 23, 2016

This is some gorgeous art. Great work!
posted by smashthegamestate at 8:40 PM on May 3, 2016

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