New York-based visual artist Erik Sanner's new project is titled Drawing and Painting Traffic Cones from Grand Theft Auto V (2014). A series of multiple, solo and collaborative works of various dimensions integrating new and old media, Drawing and Painting Traffic Cones from Grand Theft Auto V was exhibited at the Fountain Art Fair in March 2014 in New York. For his collaborative pieces, Sanner invited artists and non-artists alike to draw and/or paint traffic cones (or anything) as seen through the character's smartphone Snapmatic application inside Grand Theft Auto V.
Below are the results, i.e. pure, unadulterated traffic cone fetish:
Sanner's artistic practice consists in "computer processing to manipulate painted and filmed images, placing them in a constant state of flux." He projects "dynamic video onto prepared surfaces such as painted canvas, integrating new and old media." His installations are "simultaneously filmic and painterly" as he explains on his website. One of Sanner's main goals is to promote "awareness of traffic cone aesthetics".
LINK: Erik Sanner
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