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The Pixel As Minimal Art

By trchambers(47)

I've been working with the pixel as Minimal Art for the past four years. I continue to do so because I think there's merit in it when I compare my work to some of the early Minimalists' works.

With Minimalism, no attempt is made to represent an outside reality. Minimalism is characterized by single or repeated geometric forms, and there is a deliberate lack of expression. It does not refer to anything beyond its literal presence. Less is more, and a more direct and pure relationship between the viewer and the work exists.

Again, the similarity between my Pixelscapes and the early Minimalists' works is the main reason I continue to pursue the pixel as Minimal Art, under the namesake of Pixelscapes. With all of the complexities and myriad approaches to art that the current Digital Revolution offers, I feel there's no need to look any further than the pixel because it doesn't pretend to be anything else other than truth, and like Percy Bysshe Shelley said, "Truth is beauty and beauty is truth."

JD Jarvis, Artist and Art Critic, writes:

"The genre of Minimalism makes a good verbal foundation for the work Chambers is exploring. This new generation of work is challenging even those distinctions. In terms of minimalism these works seem almost elaborate, with strong patterns emerging from the basic structure that is the single pixel. Taken to the next extreme would be a sculptural arrangement of individual squares (pixels) of a single color. As if pixels have liberated themselves, through magnification, from any other context and are now present as individual entities in non-virtual space. The potential for a huge installation referenced as a unit (pattern) from a great distance or seen as individual bits up close has implications for an individual's life within a global community, as well as, commenting on digital communication/art."

My Pixelscapes and their Derivatives have been exhibited in America, Australia, England, Russia [Exhibition catalogue (ISBN #5-86272-92-8)], China and Spain.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation

Pixelscapes: Third Generation

Pixelscapes: Fourth Generation

Pixelscapes: Fifth Generation




Tom R. Chambers

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