“Info Art” is a term that has started to be used in recent years to describe art that is self-informed, or “in your face” with a strong opinion. Info art tends to stand out as an individual visual experience, and could encompass any field of artistic expression. It can be an essay on a specific topic or a painting that portrays a political situation, for example. It can be a simple collage of collected media images or a computer generated piece. In this sense, info art is a broad spectrum of non-representational, as well as expressive human activities between creativity, technical ability, physical strength, personal interpretation, or creative intuition.
Information art is often thought of as “articulated” because it has a strong, vocal message which is communicated through its chosen medium. This message may be put across by means of a written text, a painting, or even a video recording. It may be presented as part of a larger collection of other works, such as installations, literature, videos, or sculptures. These forms of art to communicate specific, and usually focused, information about a specific subject.
In the last decade, a number of galleries, museums, and private collections have begun to exhibit information based art. One reason for this has been the explosion of online public forums. Online social networks have made it possible to spread specific messages much faster than was once possible. Gallery exhibitions and exhibits are also now taking their place on digital platforms such as the Internet and MySpace. In this way, the visual presentation of a work of art has become entirely interactive. This has opened up a completely new avenue for artists who wish to present their work to the public.
Another reason for the growth in this type of art is the growing popularity of photography. Many people now take digital photos of the world around them. These photos are often displayed publicly and are often controversial. The photos are often produced through social networking sites, blogs, and other multimedia networks. This type of art is often reflective of the public’s views on the ways that photography is regulated.
The creation of this type of art has become so popular that new artists are emerging every day. This growth has also brought with it a number of ethical issues. Many photographers feel that they should not be using their images for commercial purposes. Other artists have taken issue with the portrayal of civilians in war scenes, and other genres of imagery.
Info art can provide a means for sharing information and presenting art to others. However, there is often potential for abuse of this medium. As such, it is important to exercise caution when viewing any information based art.