Artist Gustavo Fajardo was drawn to the idea that Warhol created the cans because he wanted to focus his attention on something new—a feeling he replicated by using Warhol’s cans to create his own unique series of glitchy GIFs.
“I’ve been inspired by tons of great artists,” Fajardo told the Daily Dot. “I believe that any media can be used to create art. I dislike old-fashioned academy teachers who say that if you don’t work the way they did back in 1,500 BC it is not art. I want to prove that you can make art with new media.”
Fajardo’s medium of choice has been glitch art. The term “glitch” has been around since 1962, when it was used by NASA to describe a technical error or problem, according to Iman Moradi’s dissertation,“GTLCH AESTHETICS.” In terms of digital photographs, these errors can manifest themselves as drastic color changes, vertical lines, or a complete deconstruction of the image. (cont.)
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