Works

  • Christoph Stroppel, thumb _VKLEe7avsz5EEFT, 52 x 70cm, Acrylic on canvas
  • Christoph Stroppel, thumb MG5jiSGyLrVBVDXF, 52 x 70cm, Acrylic on canvas
  • Christoph Stroppel, thumb xr5w10aB8jPH0dru, 39 x 70cm, Acrylic on canvas

Description

With web technologies from the last century, much of the content previews uploaded to the web are processed in a simple, unevaluated way.

Websites are previewing images and videos in lists of cropped and downscaled thumbnails. In some cases, the processed previews do not display the meaning of the original content.

The web is full of automatically created, meaningless contents. Exploring and curating those examples and recreating them as paintings gives them a new opportunity to be interpreted by people within the art context.

Because of the small size, the artist had to translate the images to a bigger canvas. Each pixel represents the size of 1 x 1cm. The names of the paintings are the filenames of the thumbnails, generated by the website.

Pictures

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Examples for thumbnails without content.




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With context added.




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Chosen thumbnails.




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Painting in process.




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Presentation.




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thumb MG5jiSGyLrVBVDXF, 52 x 70cm, Acrylic on canvas


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thumb xr5w10aB8jPH0dru, 39 x 70cm, Acrylic on canvas