What follows is the most astounding series of Game Artworks that I came across in the past few weeks. There's this incredible tumblr out there, on the internets, called simsgonewrong. According to the admin, "the blog posts 10 times a day". And for me, it's simply not enough. I am totally addicted. They had me at:
"You know what's great? The Sims.
You know what's even better? When The Sims fucks up."
...Which is probably the most honest, direct, and hipsterical artist statement of July 2011. The tumblr inundates my screen with tantalizng screengrabs, perhaps the essential artform of the digital age. These screengrabs perfectly capture the uncanny nature of a game that evokes lynch-inspired obsessions of a suburban life, the ballardian desperation of a middle class gone awry, the joys and sorrows of simulated conspicuous consumption in a stepfordian environment, the grotesque fascination for deformities and physical anomalies of such shows as Nip/Tuck.
I have finally encountered the glitch in the matrix, or, better, the glitch of the matrix.
Below is a selection of screengrabs from simsgonewrong. You will find anything from suble references to Boxing Helena, Jhorror, Todd Solondz and Milfs video anthologies. Priceless.
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti