Artist Interview: Mark Bern – Digital Pixel Curator

Digital pixel art by arists, Mark BernToday we’d like to welcome digital pixel artist, Mark Bern to Jung Katz…

How did you get started doing what you do?
For the past 20 years, I have been investigating the methodology of digital image processing. In my early days as a teenager I explored the possibilities of image manipulation on my first computer, a Commodore 64.

How would you describe your style?
My art reflects the modern digital zeitgeist of today’s generation. It is abstract and gaudy.

Digital pixel art by arists, Mark BernWhat’s your inspiration?
Nature and its power, but mainly life with its various facets.

What is art to you?
Art is a unique way to express the essence of all interactions in life.

Digital pixel art by arists, Mark BernHow have your surroundings influenced your work?
Back in the ’90s as a teenager I used a computer to start my own internet company at the age of 19. I was surrounded by geeks, hackers and other innovators in the field of information technology. Back then computers were not really part of our lives and I was fascinated to create art with new electronic tools.

Digital pixel art by arists, Mark BernHow long does it typically take for you to finish a piece?
There are several working steps to take. From the empty screen to the final art piece, it can take a few days up to a few weeks.

What do you hope to accomplish with your work?
I strive to bring digital and computer based art to reality and therefore create an impact into real life.

Digital pixel art by arists, Mark BernWhat’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Stay focused and listen to your gut.

What’s your dream project?
It would be an honor to produce an individual and unique art piece for computer or internet entrepreneurs with a huge impact on life and society like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg or the Google founders, Larry Page and Sergei Bryn.

Digital pixel art by arists, Mark Bern

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