Ongoing digitization of various forms of the physical world pushes artists to search for new aesthetics and values. As opposed to an already understood reality that is manifested through different boarders, from governmental to architectural, digital world exists in a boarderless and timeless dimension.
Sequences of zeros and nulls break up not only the euclidean geometry, linearity of events, but also reinvent ownership, archivation and exposition of objects of art. Still seemingly dependable of the physical bodies digital universe slowly distances and searches for a total liberation - an ideal digital work of art would be the one to be written by an algorithm for an algorithm to exist in a complete vacuum of disembodiment.
States of matter and the transition from physical to digital are especially obvious for the artists born in the 1990s. Alpamys Batyr is skillful in the conventional techniques such as oil on canvas while also being interested in New Media the birth of which begins rather from a pixel, not a brushstroke. An interesting parallel here might be Renaissance - time when artists-inventors like da Vinci or Vermeer worked on the verge of technological progress which is somewhat similar to the state of our own Digital Renaissance.
Artists are bounding with science again and engage with technocratic utopias on many different levels one of which is digitization of consciousness. Consciousness that is always in need to perceive aesthetics that in turn creates a strong demand on the formation of new disembodied forms of art.
Solo exhibition of public art pieces by Alpamys Batyr is accessible throughout the city of Almaty on Citix screens from the 17th of June to 1st of July, 2021. The exhibition Amazing Planets is made possible with the support of Glyph Creative Agency, Citix as well as dynamic, hardworking and curious mind of Alpamys Batyr. It is the first fully digital exhibition of art in Central Asia and we are also partnering up with a New York based NFT platform Snark.art.