ArtTube: High and Lowbrow Art on YouTube
Gotta love Internet 2.0!
OK, as a crazed art fanboy, I have been finding some great art jems on Youtube.com! ……however, in finding the stuff I like (gallery work, artist interviews, lowbrow), I have to search and sift through tons of animation (not a big hobby of mine), art how-tos, pin striping, and assorted Bob Ross-ish crafty amateur art (I do enjoy some performance art…. but, I haven’t ventured there yet). First, I have saved all my favs into a YouTube group @ http://www.youtube.com/group/popcalypse (so far, about 45). I will be posting videos often from that group!
Since we have been on a Lowbrow 101 kick….here are two videos on the history of Lowbrow and the founder: Robert Williams….
Here are some great vids of one of my fav artists: Jeff Soto……
(Video refers to painting at top)
More reading on ArtTube stuffs:
Nice little article on the lack of high art on YouTube: http://www.artsjournal.com/man/archives20070101.shtml#108263
Article on the lack of internet video art due to ‘reproduction’…the article has some great replies to it also! : http://chrisjagers.net/wp/?p=393
Other interesting articles on YouTube as art: http://nymag.com/arts/tv/features/19376/ & http://journals.aol.com/journalseditor/magicsmoke/entries/2007/02/06/youtube-and-social-video-sharing-sites-as-…-art/1955
– st. Mars