Taming the Wild Pixels is part of the Digital Patina collection by Jaap Drupsteen. The collection brings together the results of a quest for picturesque values in the digital domain.
Drupsteen approaches his digital pieces with a focus on mark-making and the intention to work in a way comparable to working a stain into a drawing. His approach foregrounds serendipity and intuition; works are composed through an exploratory and open production process, avoiding precooked instructions in the software. This approach embraces the loss of control and the discovery of unexpected and unimaginable images and perspectives.
The works in this collection are built from stacks of layers that influence each other in many different ways, through varied and complex movements and effects.
By composing these pieces, Drupsteen explores complex interactions in digital mark-making; the tensions and harmonies which arise from intuitive interweaving of moving image and sound. Through this interweaving, temporal interactions come to the fore - the present can’t evoke the past without displacement and distortion.