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Daniel Leyva

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 - 07:05 AM
Daniel Leyva

Daniel Leyva is a 23-year-old artist, programmer and eye, one year clear of a digital arts and film degree at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Leyva is worth noting for his particular refinement in two creative techniques that are specific to the new breed of Internet inhabitants. He hordes like a magpie, downloading images and organizing them and posting them with no commentary, only their crazy cumulative weight, sometimes up to a dozen a day, on his blog. And he relishes every side of the synthetic, dehumanized, digitized look, he can’t get enough. Leyva is a good example of an arriving generation of artists engaged with the Internet: there is something essentially human about his dedication to his art and his hunger for collecting knowledge, yet the images that interest him and the aesthetic he pursues are so cold that he disappears like smoke, an encoded, pixelated cipher, as he pursues them. What will these young artists become?

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