Linear Transmutation

What recognized art movement closely defines my Trithemian compositions? That would probably be Conceptual Art. The term was coined by the artist and critic Lawrence Alloway in the mid-1960’s. It was used to refer to the work of certain artists who were involved in the Fluxus group. It has since been used to describe any artwork, visual or otherwise, that intends to communicate an idea or message without being confined by a traditional medium or style. My Trithemian compositions are confined to a particular medium and style. Although my work can reside within the Conceptual Art movement, I prefer a more precise categorization.

The Art Story Foundation lists 156 total movements. They state that “digital art is not recognized as a distinct movement in and of itself.” My work would definitely fit into that movement when and if it is recognized.

There are no art movements today, “says Michael Rooks, Wieland Family curator of modern & contemporary art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.” In response I decided to coin my own new movement, one that better defines my work.

The term Abstract Expressionism was coined by the American critic Harold Rosenberg in 1952. This movement is generally regarded as having begun with the paintings done by Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and Willem de Kooning in the late 1940s and early ’50s. Even though Pollock did not coin the movement, he was the creator of a definitive style until others began emulating his work.

July 11, 2022 – I call my new movement Linear Transmutation: The metamorphosis of specifically defined linear graphics into a traditional substitution cipher delivered through a digital medium. My contributions to this new movement are my Trithemian Web™ compositions.

I am the only designer in this movement at present, but I invite other artists/designers to join in. Read my fifty year history of experimentation.

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