PYGOYA'S SPEECH AT OPENING RECEPTION
FRANKFURT, VIENNA, & BUDEPEST,  2003

 

IT IS A HONOR TO COME TO EUROPE AND SHARE MY DIGITAL ART WITH YOU.  I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.

IT IS MY HOPE, 18 YEARS AFTER MY START AS A COMPUTER ARTIST, THAT YOU HERE ARE BEYOND CARING ABOUT HOW THE ART IS MADE.  JUST LOOK, FEEL, REACT. LIKE ANY OTHER ART, SOME WILL FEEL AND OTHERS WON'T LIKE. IT'S A FREE COUNTRY AS WE SAY IN THE USA!

DON'T GET TRAPPED IN DECIPHERING WHAT SOFTWARE, WHAT HARDWARE, WHAT SCANNER, WHAT OTHER ELECTRONIC GIZMO WAS USED.  ALL ARTISTS, NO MATTER WHAT MEDIA THEY ARE IN, ARE AIMING TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, CONVEY THEIR  DEEPEST CONCERNS AND SENSITIVITIES, AND EXERT THEIR AESTHETIC SENSE OF SELF.  

YET IT CANNOT BE DENIED THAT CERTAIN WORKS VISUALLY HAIL THEIR MAKER, THE COMPUTER.  FOR ARTISTS, EVEN DIGITIZED ONES, WORK WITH DIFFERENT INTENT.  YES, SOME WORK TO HIGHLIGHT MAN'S BRUTALITY TOWARDS HIS OWN, WHILE OTHERS MERELY LIKE TO PLAY WITH COLORS, LOSS IN THEIR IMAGINARY WORLD OF ABSTRACTION.

SO PARTAKE OF MY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THESE SHOWS, AS DELIGHTFUL PARTICIPATION WITH MY GLOBALLY RESPECTED EUROPEAN COUNTERPARTS.  WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST WEBISM EXHIBITION!

AND ALSO BE SUPPORTIVE OF THIS NEW WORLDWIDE CULTURAL CAUSE THAT YOU ARE BESTOWED, OPEN YOUR WALLETS, NOT JUST YOUR HEARTS,  AND SUPPORT STARVING CYBERARTISTS!

THANK YOU SO MUCH  FOR GIVING OF YOUR VALUABLE TIME TO SHARE IN OUR CELEBRATION OF OUR ART FORM, CREATED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY SIDE OF YOUR LIFE.