Art and technology. Artists today are creating art at a very historical moment. The dawning of the digital age is among us. Artists feel the distance between the traditional and digital. And in this distance there is a place where true 21st century art is created.
When I was painting “Paint” I remember thinking three things.
One, is that as a traditional painter I was in danger of being replaced by technology. In my horror I decided to conquer tech using pop art.
Second, I wanted to create art for my millennial generation. I wanted our experiences to be identifiable by future art historians and art lovers. I wanted the future to look back and say “Oh yes, this painting by Sergio Mata explains a lot.”
Third, I wanted to close the divide between traditional and digital art.