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Weekly Top 10 Picks by Judy Mam
I loved browsing through SR in search of treasures. It’s very much fun. Picking only ten was a challenge.
I tried to choose works that were still owned by the artists. I browsed from the most recent works because I was afraid of getting into a rabbit hole from which there is no escape. Towards the end of my search, I found that you can discover art through genres, which is very useful, but I had already made my picks.
While browsing, I realized that my taste tends towards more traditional fine art. But once in a while I like shiny dynamic things and the occasional dank stuff. I did search for some specific artists in particular, like Sofía Crespo, whose work I love, but my process was to let the art speak to me. I didn’t look at the names of the artists. I didn’t look at the prices. But once I chose an artwork I looked at the artists’ profiles to see more of their body of work.
Here are my picks in order of discovery:
This is like the essence of art brut, which is the opposite of digital. It is concrete, rough, and coarse. It looks great. Helena nailed it.
I love the beauty, elegance, delicateness, and the use of nature in Sofía’s neural art. This piece is just beautiful.
This work reminds me of the Rare Pepes. It has a dank coolness and I love the colors and the composition. There’s some weird shit happening I want to understand. Are those penguins in the distance? Are they coming or going? Are they helping or fleeing? It’s violent and funny-cute at the same time, which I adore.
This piece is very powerful. It reminds me of Goya’s black paintings but I love how it balances an academic style of drawing with modern expressive and geometric touches.
Rolling end by arc4g
You know how people like to watch videos of weirdly satisfying things like skin extractions or people ironing? This does that for me. I don’t know if it calms me or gives me the creeps. If I’m honest, I’m a bit on the fence on this one. It kind of annoys me in an interesting way.
There’s something so strong and disquieting about the expression on her face. And the other elements make quiet appearances that are surprising. It’s a very emotional piece.
This is just killer. Can’t look away. We are used to super sophisticated digital effects and they are usually heavy and crass, but these are unexpectedly delicate. The texture is mesmerizing and disturbing, evocative of uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Reminds me of the movie Annihilation which had subtle, gorgeous digital effects.
An abstract work made with a very concrete element. Who knew that trash bags could look so great? I would blow this up and hang it on a huge screen in the enormous mansion I don’t have, filled with art.
This to me is a perfect example of digital art that revels in the digitalness of it. The visuals tell me all I need to know about the absurdity of the times we live in: a carnival of human stupidity.
I generally dislike art that is about currency, but this looks great. The Warholishness, the Rorschach vibe. It’s kinda punk.
Judy is the cofounder of dada.art