There is very little in the field of Art to do with video games. There is much in the field
of video games to do with Art. The field of Art is empoverished.
Here the artist has digitalised famous and important artworks of the last century in a way which is an homage to the world of video games, particularly so-called "Art Games" which often use vintage inspired graphics and aesthetic choices. The sprite sheets shown here are reminiscent of retro gaming from the 1980s and 1990s; a style which is often utilised by independent game developers and bedroom coders today. The work draws our attention to the niche yet increasingly interesting relationship between video games and Contemporary Art. These sprites could be theoretically used in a working video game environment.
Video Game sprite sheets, PNG format (photographs, GIMP)
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© Adam Beaumont 2014