INTRODUCING PYGOYA

prepared for Alex Alexander & Associates

 



Pygoya (Rodney Chang) is one of the most diverse,
eccentric and accomplished individuals in the world,
not only in art circles, but in the halls of Academia,
medicine and psychology.

Pygoya was the first digital artist to exhibit in
Honolulu, back in 1985. He has since exhibited in
Paris, New York, Russia, Germany, England, India,
and Japan. His 1988 solo show at Shanghai Art
Museum was China's historic first computer art
exhibition. 

Through the 1980s-90s the artist completed his first
major project of computer art (over 150 large painted
canvases), "PaintOuts" (as in "printouts") or
"Cyberpaintings", before dedicating his creative
works solely to digital online display in 1997. In
2002 Dr. Chang curated and organized East Hawaii
Cultural Center's first International Cyberart
Exhibition and World Tour. 

In the 1980's Dr. Rodney Chang gained national
notoriety as NBC's Real People Show's "Disco Doc"
filmed dancing in his Honolulu dental clinic's
discotheque reception area, complete with staff DJ.
The syndicated television show was televised in
Europe, Asia, Australia as well as the United States.

Currently the artist is curator and director for his
online virtual reality Truly Virtual Web Art
Museum, webmaster for the East Hawaii Cultural
Center, and until 2002 was for the original Las
Vegas Art Museum Web site . Pygoya made history
in organizing and traveling to Calcutta for India's
first ever international digital art exhibition (1999).
In early 2002 Truly Virtual Web Art Museum
proudly welcomed its 1 millionth visitor.

The artist is also recognized in Who's Who in
America and Ripley's Believe It or Not! for earning
10 college degrees, including 5 masters and 2
doctorates. The artist studied mostly in Chicago and
holds Masters in Painting/Studio Arts and also
Computer Art, as well as a Ph.D. in Aesthetic
Psychology. A masters in Psychology of Counseling
contributes seeded subliminal content to his
Cyberart. Freudian, Behaviorist, as well as Holistic
psychological theories are additional conceptual
brushes for the digital artist.

Most recently creative Pygoya is expanding the
boundaries of our resources of remembering the
deceased with his virtual 3D cemetery project that is a
part of emerging online Cyberculture. The artist coined
the 'ism  of Webism - or digital art created for contribution
to the emerging global online culture. Pygoya plays a 
major role in assisting other artists worldwide to pioneer 
this new virtual form of fine art.



STATEMENT


I currently reduce the number of software commands
to achieve satisfactory affective imagery, thereby
selecting parsimonial use of technically confounding
complexity.

The computer is a means to an end, the selected art
tool to express what I feel and think for today as an
artist.

I am aware that what I express and launch online are
fine art signals seen all over the world. I am inspired
to create and contribute to the growing virtual global
community and its cyberculture.



Pygoya


Pygoya -2002

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