Neil Hagenbrok is a digital artist currently livingin Denver, Colorado. Hagenbrok works primarily in time-based digital media like short, animated videos and GIFs, through which he explores the implicit and sometimes uncanny relationships between abstract and figurative images. Through this juxtaposition of forms, he draws across various frames of reference like classicism, the Bauhaus, abstract expressionism, absurdism, popular culture, and industrialization to explore notions of corruption, weirdness, satire, and camp. His approach to artistic meaning tends to be ad hoc and non-didactic. It arises from an experimental process of gathering designed objects and letting them communicate amongst themselves, creating possible narratives in a video or GIF.
Daisy Cutter (GIF), 2022, Digital image of GIF still
Megabyte Factory (GIF), 2022, Digital image of GIF still
Eat Me, Solve It (Video), 2022, Digital image of video still
Mercury's Room (Video), 2022, Digital image of video still
Machination X (Video), 2022, Digital image of video still
A Collection of Short Videos, 2022, Video, 10 mins.
Five animated 3D videos of about 2 minutes each, with sound track: Mercury’s Room, Museum of the Line Knife & Brush, Eat Me-Solve It, War Lords, Machination X.