For no reason I can recall, I googled myself today. I discovered a few things of interest to me, but probably nobody else. However, an article from Resource Magazine nine years ago showed up. It was about the launch of P1xels.com, my ill-fated attempt at selling limited edition iphoneographic prints. I was looking at the images and thinking back to that time, and about the artists of course. Where are they now?
The editor, whose name escapes me, wrote:
The site represents works from some of the most acclaimed and recognized artists in the medium including, Maia Panos, Butow Maller, Andrea Mdos, Rudy Vogel, Cindy Patrick, Glen Homann, Jose Chavarry, Gordan Fraser, James Clarke, Jamie Stewart, Kris Torma, Max T. Frame, Ramona Gillentine, Robert Mullen and, Knox Bronson. Names don’t sound familiar to you? Just check these images out and you”ll be amazed!
Knox Bronson, founder, curator and expert in the field of iPhoneography who has lectured across the US said “This is a most exciting new venture for the medium and for the P1xels artists. I am so proud of them and the body of work they have created. This site will help to further legitimize this new genre within the art world.”
So if you want really cool art for on your wall that probably no one else has, visit the website and order some pieces!
Kris Torma hasn’t posted an image here in six years. Ramona Gillentine’s last picture was in early 2012. Maia Panos has been missing for almost as long, although she did send me a picture about a month ago. (Incidentally, I am staying in one of her rental units—empty through December—since my warehouse studio is without power or water—and she showed me two pictures tonight that were amazing, but who knows when she will decide they are ready for public consumption?) Butow Romey (aka Butow Maler) still posts here occasionally. Jose Chavarry last posted here in 2012. Jamie Stewart last posted in mid-2013. Gordon Fraser posted one picture in 2014 after a two-year gap. Glenn Homann still occasionally posts on here. Cindy Patrick was posting here up until 2015.
I know some of you will remember these names. At least a couple, anyway. They were the stars back then. And mostly all gone as far as I can tell. I know where a few of them are. No one of them seems to be making iPhone art anymore.
I posted this podcast back in March. Pixels, the browsing thereof, the old days, often sets off these thoughts and feelings.
As always, I am so grateful for everybody who shares their work here now.