Cyber Arrangements

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Still life painting is a genre that showcases manufactured and natural objects. Despite their seemingly simple nature, these compositions require skilful placement and intricate arrangements, often imbued with symbolic meaning. Flowers, for instance, hold diverse interpretations, with vibrant blooms representing life, faith, growth, and power, while wilting flowers remind us of the fragility of existence. Seashells, another common element in still life paintings, symbolize birth and good fortune. Overall, still life arrangements explore the human relationship to nature, symbolizing our desire to extract it from its natural context and our attraction to its sublime characteristics. Historically, artists like Rachel Ruysch have masterfully employed intricate details and knowledge of flora to create visually stunning and symbolically rich compositions. Whether through the arrangement of objects or the portrayal of the natural world, still life “painting” offers a window into our complex relationship with nature.

Artists today are modernizing still life studies with digital tools such as photography, 3D rendering, and digital manipulation. A still life doesn't have to be static anymore. These artists push the boundaries of the genre and infuse it with a fresh perspective.

Jon Emmony

Still Life 07
Still Life 07 by Jon Emmony

Still Life 07 was created as part of an ongoing series of digital still life images.

Emmony is a highly acclaimed artist and creative visionary renowned for his remarkable work in digital design, fashion, and film. He is a sought-after collaborator in the industry with clients like Gucci, Burberry, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, and BMW. Emmony has received numerous accolades, including the New Wave Creative award from the British Fashion Council and recognition from the Fashion Film Festival Milano for Best Green Film and Best Experimental Film. His captivating exhibitions have taken place at renowned venues worldwide, such as the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Flower Blocks

Suspended Bloom
Suspended  Bloom by Flower Blocks

Joe Horner is known by his artistic alias Flower Blocks. Based in the UK, Horner is a an acclaimed photographer and visual artist renowned for his compositions featuring vibrant flowers.

Horner's artistic journey has been shaped by his upbringing, with his mother's passion for gardening serving as a powerful influence. From a young age, he was immersed in the natural beauty of flowers. At the heart of Horner's practice lies an exploration of the delicate equilibrium between the innate beauty of flowers and the harsh realities of their surroundings. Through his art, he presents these floral arrangements in surreal and unexpected ways, inviting viewers to contemplate the interconnectedness of all things.

Petra Cortright

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This unique digital painting originates from Rhizome’s Seven on Seven 10th Edition at the New Museum which Cortright worked on with Carl Tashian. Carl wrote a Photoshop script that gently cycles through layers of Cortright’s painting file. Since 2010, she has been painting in Photoshop in a method where almost every brushstroke you see is on its layer. The script subtly animates the framework of the brushstrokes and architecture of the painting and reveals different versions. This is an ongoing theme in her work, exploring the fluid relationship between painting and video.

Petra Cortright is a contemporary artist whose multifaceted artistic practice stems from creating and manipulating digital files. Cortright’s digitally-conceived artworks physically exist in many forms - printed onto archival surfaces, projected onto existing architecture, or mechanically carved from stone. A notable member of what became known at the ‘Post Internet’ art movement of the mid-to-late-2000s with her YouTube videos and online exhibitions, Cortright later began to laboriously craft digital paintings by creating layer upon layer of manipulated images in Photoshop - which she then rendered onto materials such as aluminum, linen, paper, acrylic sheets and marble. Cortright’s role as artist is an amalgam of painter, graphic designer, editor, and producer, culminating in a singular artistic reflection of contemporary visual culture that can exist on a smartphone screen, a Times Square billboard, and anything in between.

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Linda Dounia Rebeiz

Golden Hibiscus
Golden Hibiscus by Linda Dounia Rebeiz

Linda Dounia Rebeiz engages in abstract explorations of flora, employing a three-stage creative process. First, GAN, trained by over 2,000 of her hand-painted abstract acrylic pieces, generates outputs. These outputs are then arranged in a grid by hue and composition. Finally, the resulting grid undergoes color treatment in Photoshop. Rebeiz's work combines technology and traditional techniques to create captivating compositions that redefine traditional still-life studies.


꧁꧂⁰⁰⁸erummi by hypereikon

Hypereikon is a duo based in Valdivia (Chile) made up of María Constanza Lobos and Sebastian Rojas. It is a body of affections that through experimentation investigates generative art, creating dreamlike spaces and invoking signifiers through sound and visuality that transit the idea of digital becoming and inhabiting the internet. In recent years, they have carried out extensive practical-based research with machine learning techniques with the aim of exploring different visual imaginaries, involving themselves in a sensitive practice that operates as an imaginary prosthesis, in feedback where they relate to the techniques, mutually affecting thoughts text-algorithm-image.

Ellie Pritts


Ellie Pritts is a highly acclaimed transmedia artist known for their innovative exploration of reinterpreted nostalgia through recursive analog and digital processes.

Pritts has gained widespread recognition in the realms of Web3 and AI art, with their work being featured in esteemed publications such as Fortune, Decrypt, and Smithsonian Magazine. Their exhibitions have been hosted by prominent entities including Open.AI, SuperRare, Coinbase, and Ledger. With over 10 years of experience, Ellie is a visionary creative leader who has collaborated with renowned clients like Apple, Levi's, and Hyatt.



Renderfruit is a Creative Director and Visual Artist specializing in 3D animation in Web3. Her art is eerie, futuristic, and explores concepts like the human body, water, and post-physical elements. With over 10 years of experience in 3D animation, she has worked with brands like Nike, Facebook, and Apple. Her work has been exhibited globally, including Times Square and Art Basel. Renderfruit is an early adapter NFT artist and has been featured in major news portals and exhibitions.

Katherine Frazer

Painlets v (2401)
Painlets v (2401) by Katherine Frazer

Katherine Frazer is a designer and artist, who specializes in the development and subversion of everyday technology. While she actively contributes to commercial software like Apple's Keynote and Figma, Frazer's true artistic prowess lies in repurposing these tools for unconventional endeavors.

In her creative practice, Frazer explores alternative applications of these software programs. She crafts captivating collages, animations, and digital paintings, drawing inspiration from her ikebana practice and utilizing resources from her iPhone. By seamlessly integrating her self-generated digital assets, she weaves a personal narrative, cultivating a growing and immersive lore.

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