PYGOYA'S STATEMENT FOR MUMBAI EXHIBITION IN 2000
As an artist I have had an enriching if not life fulfilling experience working within the digital medium. I abandoned forever sculpture and traditional painting with the availability of startup personal computer graphic tools of 1984. Since then I have dabbled on monitors, my own style's development wired to the ever expanding potential of consumer hardware and software systems. I got better along with the tools I used, with art and machine always threatened with obsolescence, necessitating the purchasing of endless series of upgraded "digital paints."
My career as digital artist spans 15 years and I am proud to archive the resulting body of works online in Pygoya Webmuseum of Cyberart at www.lastplace.com. I have become Pygoya, online cyberartist, as my "computer art" casts off output mockup reproductions in favor of exhibiting the original digital imagery, or cyberart, within virtual reality galleries of Truly Virtual Web Art Museum at www.lastplace.com.
I am proud to be invited to be a part of this second historic international India digital art exhibition and I look forward to assisting in its travel and installation at the Lincoln Center in New York City later this year. I thank Yogi Copra for his tremendous dedication and effort to make this Mumbai show a reality. He and other Indian digital artists like Shubhojoy Mitra of Calcutta are performing vital roles in assisting India to emerge as a creative global force of digital art in this new century of the Internet.
Pygoya (a.k.a. Dr. Rodney Chang), Honolulu, Hawaii, 2000