Best known for hacking Nintendo video cartridges, new media artist Cory Arcangel explores the relationship between culture, art and techonology by using codes from outdated computer and gaming systems and turning them into artwork. An example of this is Super Mario Clouds, a game cartridge where everything has been erased except the clouds scrolling by. In his series of photographs Photoshop CS: 110 by 72 inches, 300 DPI, RGB, square pixels, default gradient “Spectrum”, mousedown y=1098 x=1749.9, mouse up y=0 x=4160, Cory takes the gradient tool in Photoshop to create color patterns that remind the spectator of the role that technology has in contemporary art.
Cory Arcangel lives and works in Brooklyn. He studied classical guitar at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He has presented his work at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the MOMA, the Guggenheim Museum, the Tate Britain, among others. He is represented by Team Gallery in New York City.
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