The fission of technology into art has become something familiar. Technology has increased the number of art lovers across the globe. Anyone who loves this feature cannot miss the work of Zheng Guogu and Gina Beavers. They have demonstrated the best side of art and technology. This paper will discuss their works Visionary Transformation and The Life I deserve respectively and later on the differences on the two pieces.
Visionary Transformation by Zheng Guogu
An artist who surfaced after the Cultural Revolution in 1968, meaning the thoughts and ideas were trapped between traditions and modernity in the rapidly growing China at that particular period. Zheng uses technology to layer multiple thangkas or Buddhist meditation paintings into a single hallucinatory image. The image is then transferred on a canvas while applying oil paint using a syringe. The results are amazing.
The Life I deserve by Gina Beavers
She transforms a digital image from social media into these thickly layered compositions that border on sculpture. In this case, she turns images on cosmetic tutorials. This peace shows or offers the viewer the image that digitization has brought into our lives.
The pieces are very different from each other, but at the same time, they happen to be so similar. The difference comes in when we look at the images; one is a makeup tutorial while the other is a combination of multiple thangkas. Tradition and religion, whispering to a modern secular world. The similarity lies within the source and the mode of transition. The Life I Deserve is an image that was extracted from the internment, and it is a digital image while Visionary Transformation uses the same medium to be formed and be laid on top of each other.
The mash-up of the two worlds is quite amazing. Giving hope to the future generation of more artistic and amazing pieces; to come using the advancing technology.