Artist: Evan Roth

Evan Roth is an American artist based in Paris. His work explores the relationship between misuse, empowerment, and the effect that philosophies from hacker communities can have when applied to digital and non-digital systems. He is best known for creating prints, sculptures, videos and websites.

I find his work to resemble that of Jason Salavon. Roth’s hacker-artist philosophy is interesting to me. I understood hacking to be a form of internet deviance, and comparing that to art alters the viewer’s (possibly) negative perception. The titles for his work often compare traditional artforms to digital concepts; phones that “dance”, cached images that are a “nude self portrait”,  etc. Roth’s work sheds light on the interaction between user and technology, reminding us that the relationship we have with the digital world is quite intimate.

Posted in Artist Blog, Digital Approaches to Fine Art

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