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ARTGOD COMIX

Here’s my video as it was screened for The Supernova Denver Festival’s Competition…

ARTGOD COMIX SUPERNOVA Master from Atomic Elroy on Vimeo.

ARTGOD COMIX – The Myth Of Significance

This piece was created from a series of experiments using a technique I’ve been developing. Taking work from my archive and using a luminance key for layering, re-interpreting it, re-animating it, reusing it for something it was not intended for (The WARHOL THEORY). Then I came up with a few concepts.

ARTGODS: gatekeepers of the art world, the arbiter of tastes. 
SISYPHUS: The impossible task of an action that keeps repeating without positive results.
SIGNIFICANCE: what is significance when it come to art, How much personal taste influences significance.
ABSURDITY: An Absurd life is a life worth living (My Samuel Beckett infused brain says it is)!
VIDEO ART: Once the darling of the art world now it’s red-headed stepchild.

It took a while to find the correct mash-up. I was playing with a generic comic book software and using video stills, which I though looked great. So I just extrapolated the ideas into the videos in this series. I created representational characters using the elements of the videos and had them interact like they do in comic books. 

The Premise:
The Media Artist and Absurdist Nowhere Man has landed in the Realm Of The ARTGODS. After he defies them, The ARTGODS have tasked him with an impossible task as punishment. He must remove all art ads in Art Forum magazine, and by doing so, free video art from the trash can of art genres. 

The Myth of Significance 

Often working in the art world one feels like the Greek anti-hero Sisyphus, as it seems an impossible task to successfully navigate an art career and have somewhat of a normal life. To me the answer has always been to embrace absurdity. To forego any attempt to be significant in the art world and to just exist on your own terms. 

By elroynium54

ATOMIC ELROY – Media Artist
Studio Atomique
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Exhibitions Solo/Duo
2014 SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE FESTIVAL – I’M NOT A REAL ARTIST… performance
2014 PIXELFLUXUS - Art Works Downtown San Rafael CA.
2009 - CS FINE ARTS CENTER MODERN Atomic Elroy’s HOMETOWN
2005 - TALKING BIRDS - Coventry UK-The Cork Report - The Cork Film Festival - IR.
2004 - PHOTOTROPH, Colorado, Spgs, CO. - MOMWOW - Video Installation
2002 - PLUS GALLERY, Denver CO. - 2002 Vidiot Savant
Exhibitions Group (selected)
2017 - - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art – Electron Salon
2016 – 20 X 20 -- Art Works Downtown San Rafael CA
SNAP TO GRID - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
2015 – ARTVENICE BIENNALE 3 - Oh California- Venezia, Italia.
DENVER DIGERATI Commisioned work– Friday Flash #12 (public art video)
ELECTRON SALON - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
THE SATELLITE COLLECTIVE - TELEPHONE - An International Art Game. NYC.
2014 – OUT THERE – VIEWMASTER - Maastricht Netherlands
ART ON THE STREETS – ArtOfficials in Empty Space, Public Art, Colo Spgs. CO.
SHELTER - Art Works Downtown San Rafael CA. - Shelter Skelter
2013 – MEANING IN MOTION - Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
THE HUFFINGTON POST – 50 Featured Fine Art – Out of My Own Way
DENVER DIGERATI - Denver Theatre District– Friday Flash #1 (public art video)
2012 - ARTBIKE - Appel Gallery Sacramento CA. - Steampunk Monocycle ( 1st place)
NFS - COMMODIFYING THE EPHEMERAL - Studio Atomique, Sacramento CA.
2011 - FRAME OF MIND – PLUS GALLERY Denver CO. Silent Scream
OPEN REEL - Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento - Beckett’s Autopsy