"…every Harry Potter--loving/Hackers-watching/anti-capitalist computer geek's idol"
New Yorker Magazine.
Siebren Versteeg writes his own software code, avails himself of online media and commercial databases, and creates works that critique the very sources he uses. In a way, his art shows us that our digital reality is not so real.
The series Daily Times illustrates Versteeg's continuing interest in the circulation of digital information and the algorithms that guide its flow.
Each morning, in tandem with NYTimes.com's daily update, a scan of the printed front page of the day's newspaper automatically downloads to a freestanding 70" LCD monitor. Versteeg's algorithmic program immediately gets to work continuously generating a painterly abstraction that is forever in progress.
His work is in the permanent collections of The Guggenheim Museum; Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Yale Art Gallery.
Siebren Versteeg holds a Masters of Fine Arts from University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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