Neil Hagenbrok

Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts Degree

Neil Hagenbrok is a digital artist currently living in 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.