I have been paying much attention and much heed to
a little online magazine called This is a Magazine. The publication
is indeed little in scale, measuring perhaps a few inches by a few
inches across one's screen. But it's very large in ambition, pulling
together a variety of original artists whose work is rich, pretty,
and very unafraid.
Andy Simionato is the co-producer of This is a Magazine,
which also features his work. He and his partner, Karen Ann Donnachie,
live and work in Milan, Italy.
I'm honored to show a few of Andy Simionato's rarely
seen and unusual Flash pieces on The Site. These works demonstrate
an untold longing for strange days past and long days future. Somehow
educational in feel, these simple works speak volumes about how
images feel and how we feel when they and we are repeated over and
over again. I hope you'll look at all three pieces and then go visit
-Andrew Boardman, Editor.
Popular or found imagery arranged in idiosyncratic patterns,
create a machine-like device, (this is also relevant to the non-animated
body of work), ultimately i wish no control over this machinery,
by behaving in unpredictable ways these machine-images help me return
more innocent way of seeing. An image as a toy.