Musings of a muse
by Marilyn Karp
Techno-Impressionism is networking thought
About this image
Someone besides Tony, who is very near and dear to my heart, wrote a piece on Linear Thinking versus Networked Thinking. It got me thinking and talking with Tony. This image is anything but linear thinking. It is result of Tony just letting his art go wherever his mind may take him at a given moment. Maybe it's also networked thinking.

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You're looking at a break in the woods on the road where we live. We glance at it in hopes of catching a glimpse of a deer or some other creature. Something made Tony take picture, I think it was the sun setting. An open mind, the technology that allows Tony to play with noise in the image and voila, a print that is hanging in our upstairs hall gallery. It's the essence of what drives Tony Karp as an artist. He likes to make interesting art.

Musings of a muse
Techno-Impressionism is networked thinking.

In the world of art there is the artist, the critic, the artist's agent, the gallery, the museum, the collector etc. Each of these is a very separate thing with a set of rules and in the end it boils down to knowing the right people who are connected to the right people. A network organized around linear thing. By golly, if you can connect into that network you become rich and famous. But it is not easy for an artist to make that connection and so many, many brilliant artists never get discovered, never get rich and worst of all people do not get a chance to enjoy their art.

So here in the 21st century we have all this technology and a chance to redefine the network, the thinking and most important the connections. This artist's muse started a blog with idea of being a muse and the artist's agent. I've sold Tony's art by standing with the perspective buyer and telling them about the picture. And so that is what drives what you read in the About this image section on Art Muse 2.0.

I put my artist's agent hat on and got Tony a show in Richmond through a connection. So far so good. But when I went to other galleries in the area I got the "we are booked two years out and not accepting submissions." Translation, we won't even look at your art. It's the old network and the old way of doing things. That was a turning point and I decided to stop playing with the ol' boy networks and to make my own game.

It seems to me the Impressionists did battle over this same linear thinking and closed network a while ago.

Tony Karp and Techno-Impressionism has been on the web for more than 10 years. and I guess we are doing battle just like the first impressionists.

As with publishing, and TV there is a new way to look at art, how it's created, displayed, marketed, sold etc.

And just as with other mediums we're looking to technology to change the dynamics. Here is what we have done so far:

We've made our own network and between us we play all the roles on-line. We've connected the museum, blogs and journals into a network or ring. Our thinking is confused some times, rarely linear but always connected through the use of technology.

When you go to our blogs or the museum you will find a link to all the other sites. Our network has a name Techno-impressionism - an art movement for the 21st century. This has all evolved over time and continues to grow and change almost daily. We never worry about what we were doing. I follow my instinct, Tony keeps an open mind. We do what makes sense to us . Some people may think it's all nonsense.

In the end, these are ideas and you have to keep refining and selling them in the hopes you will persuade people to accept your ideas.

We've been asked to be part of a beta that is all about art and technology. It is a connection to a new and hopefully influential network.
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