Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) and the online publication art-agenda have announced a payment tool for online commissions and digital artworks, set to debut this spring. Where you live might determine how much you should get paid.
When you go to Julian Glander’s website, you’ve got some options. You can check out his animation, branded content, illustration, and games, or click on “beer,” “xmas,” “dogs,” “puking,” “hamburgers,” “blobs,” and “super cute.” I don’t know about you, but I appreciate any designer-artist whose range officially extends into adverb-adjective territory.
This little guy, aka “LOL-OMG-UHH-WTF,” is meant to be “a survey of the spectrum of human emotion.” According to Glander’s rubric, OMG ventures into the cat range of the human spectrum of emotion. LOL UHH WTF?
Corinna: What name are we going to give to these sleek cyborg-alien creatures by Kytten Janae, a legit Tumblr artist?
Dylan: Twisted-rainbow body horror? Happy-go-lucky body horror? Trip-space-Cronen-cyborgian neon-tinted body horror? Slick, psychedelic neon-cyborg torture? Cyborgian torture puppets? Neon torture dolls?
Corinna: Okay, let’s go back one step here. Kytten Janae’s Tumblr consists almost entirely of eyeless humanoids suffering, vomiting, sometimes vomiting into each other, or, as we can see here, a humanoid choking him or herself. But all these creatures are really colorful, as if to say, “Hey, choking myself isn’t so bad.”
Anyway, there is so much obsession to Kytten Janae’s work, that she can keep on churning out eyeless creature after eyeless creature….
Dylan: Yes, while these humanoid bodies are painfully distorted, they’re still playful. Like there’s a joy that comes from vomiting up the colors of the rainbow.
Another thing: The design of the figures reminds me of Francoise Gamma’s humanoid GIFs. But less abstract and more sadistic.
Corinna: Ooohh. And I didn’t even think about this until now, but Gamma’s best GIFs show a complete melting of bodies—unlike Janae’s always-lonely bodies.
Hurry up, get off your bum, and make your way to MoMA.
Join the 10th anniversary benefit that will blow your mind. This April, your support will help one of the most important voices in art criticism, reporting, and activism rise to even greater levels. And what better way to honor this year’s theme, Power Women, than by honoring one of the century’s most significant and influential artists, Laurie Anderson. This is gonna be awesome.