30 Emerging Artists to Watch During Frieze Week
Estimate $2,750. New York-based artist Siebren Versteeg’s colorful, abstract works are based on data mined from the internet and manipulated through complex algorithms. Versteeg’s work can be found in the Margulies Collection (Miami), RISD Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Hirshhorn Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Guggenheim Museum.
Siebren Versteeg mines the digital realm for content, hacking and manipulating systems of image dissemination found in cyberspace. Creating algorithmic programs that respond to and distort online imagery, Versteeg then presents the results as still painterly abstractions, or displays the programs on monitors. Daily Times (2012) is a real-time digital program presented on a monitor, which downloads a scan of The New York Times’ front page daily; the program then gets to work on it, producing strokes of color across the page that respond to the particularities of that day’s layout, thereby engaging with notions of agency, choice, and chance, and how they intersect with digital streams of information.
American, b. 1971, New Haven, Connecticut, based in Brooklyn, New York