James Thompson, an upperclassmen at Texas A&M University, is an artists of many sorts. His intricate styles of both digital and film photography, painting, and graphic design make you want to contemplate the deeper meanings behind each piece of work that he produces. After hearing about ANON | Magazine, he sent in a portion of his portfolio to us entitled “Machine Aesthetic,” which, is a series of pieces. He sent us piece I, piece II, and piece III. If there is more to come in this series, we definitely can’t wait.
“In a society where art has become just about as industrialized as culinary products, authenticity has lost its place. Technology has risen not only to excel artistic opportunity, but to overthrow it. This series is an experimental process of exploring raw machine craft, exploiting industrialized material into transcripts. Side Note: This work does not exist to completely demean the use of technological advancement in art practice, but to question its use.”
– James Thompson, 2012
*All photos are under the sole ownership of James Thompson, and are not allowed for redistribution, unless otherwise decided by direct contact with the owner himself.