Victor Acevedo & Patrick Lichty: Digital handshake May 28-29. 2022
On May 28 and 29, 2022, Artists, Patrick Lichty and Victor Acevedo got together on Zoom, to share and talk about their work on the occasion of their participation in the exhibition Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond at the Southampton Arts Center, Southampton, New York. (April 21 – July 23, 2022) https://techspressionism.com/ They discussed their work in the show and each presented encapsulated artist histories. Lichty is a long-time digital artist and theorist. He is a co-founder of the Techspressionist group. Acevedo is a digital art desktop pioneer working with a Techspressionist approach.Their connection goes back to the end of the last century when they crossed paths in the Digital art community in New York City, during the 1990s. Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond is the first large-scale physical group exhibition of Techspressionist artworks. The exhibition includes a selection of paintings, sculptures, NFTs, time-based works, digital still images, installation works and prints. The term Techspressionism was coined in 2011 by artist and curator Colin Goldberg. It was first described as a movement in the WIRED article “If Picasso Had a MacBook Pro” in 2014. Techspressionism: Digital and Beyond includes the works of over 90 artists working with technology from more than 20 countries around the world including Afghanistan, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine and the United States.