Technology to Art: The Microchip Paintings of Yuri Zupancic

Just try and tell us tech doesn’t go hand-in-hand with art (you can’t). And while technology shrinks, so too does the art inspired by it.

Take American artist Yuri Zupancic, for example, who has taken to painting miniature masterpieces onto discarded microchips using brushes made of his own eyelashes (wow). Rarely measuring in at even a full inch, Yuri’s works can hardly be appreciated for what they really are through photographs. Suffice it to say that these are really, really, impressively small.

As for subject matter, Yuri is eclectic. “I seek poetic images which raise questions and strike metaphorical chords when painted on microchips,” he says. And it ain’t no jape – Yuri’s organic imagery, juxtaposed with the high-tech substrate, truly does create a beautiful, subtly mystic quality that speaks to concepts such as evolution and technology’s role. It’s great stuff. Have some more of it to finish off your week, why don’t you?

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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