How an online exhibition can change our perception of an artwork. Because yes size matters ;-)

How an online exhibition can change our perception of an artwork. Because yes size matters ;-)

Art is now far more usually viewed on the net than in individual, most of the time through the monitor of our smartphones. Just one of the troubles to experience art is consequently the sense of scale. Additionally the first dimensions of an artwork may well impact how we understand the artwork. And it art as in numerous other fields, yes sizing matters.

Our appreciation and comprehending of a get the job done of artwork can alter based mostly on how huge or compact do we understand it to be. Scale can also have an affect on how “important” we presume the art to be. It’s not by probability if historic paintings established to highlights the glory of kings and emperors these kinds of as The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David, are Huge!

This topic of the location of scale of an artwork has been explored by the exhibition Monumental curated by Sergio Gomez @sergiogomezart.

illustration beneath with the do the job of artist Dorota Łapa-Maik, Measurement of unique: 30×30 cm exhibited as a 150.00” x 150.00” artwork

The exhibition offered on-line (December 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022), sponsored by @artnxtlevel and @artplacer.application, inquiries our perception of measurement and scale when viewing a function of artwork by manipulating the atmosphere in which it is offered for viewing.

The on the net digital truth exhibition knowledge allow us to find a range of 63 artworks from over 700 submissions from artists from all-around the planet. The authentic dimensions of each individual artwork does not exceeds 16 inches (40.64 cm). The pictures had been digitally resized to a scale the curator considered ideal for the on the web expertise. “The range addresses a broad variety of designs, mediums, and conceptual ideas. The procedure of collection involved investigating how every room in the virtual gallery labored jointly with various types of function. I was looking for works that ultimately would translate into a more substantial scale with no dropping their essence and power as they associated to other is effective in the very same space.” claims Sergio Gomez.

Monumental exhibition curated by Sergio Gomez

Curator’s Assistants: Ana Sofia Rodriguez Bernal and Caitlin Kelly Thompson

Artists incorporated in the exhibition

Sue Allison, Nerea Azanza, Peter Blindt, Angie Brooks, Thomas Bucich, Amy Cheng, Patrick William Dodoo, Laurence de Valmy, Alisa Duda, Christine Aischa Ebner, Rudi Eckerle, Tony Efeakpokrire
DebiLynn Fendley, Alex Ferrone, Judith Roston Freilich, Mauricio García Vega, Antonia Guerrero, Philippe Halaburda, Martin Harman, Jyl Anais Ion, George Kassal, Sally Ko, Laurie M. Landry, Dorota Łapa-Maik, Amy Laskin, Joyce P. Lopez, Carole Leslie, ia Llamozas, Toby MacLennan, Inna Malostovker, Jerry McLaughlin, Greta Olivas, Tamara Pavlovic, Judith Peck, Deborah Perlman, Shari Phoenix, Mary-Ann Prack, László Retek, Wayne Anthony Rice, Christopher Rico, Kathleen Roman, Max Ruebensal, Fátima Sardinha, Cristina Sayers, Mohamed Shamim Latiff, Rob Stangroom, S. Manya Stoumen-Tolino, Snezhana Stoyanova, Alicja Swiatlon, Flavia Testa, Arella Tomlinson, The Black Labrador Task, Justin Vasey, Silvia Ventura, Sushmita Vobbilisetty, Julie Weaverling, Hannah Webber, Janette Wright