Cat Heroicus Sublimis

A gif from my 2011 piece, What is your glitch? 1bitgifavibmpbmpcmykbmprgbjpgmpgpcxpixpngppmsgisvgtgawebp, is currently on show in the online exhibition Cat Heroicus Sublimis from Peer to Space.


Cat Heroicus Sublimis explores how digital artists use abstract visual language. The title refers to Barnett Newman’s painting Vir Heroicus Sublimis (1950-51) at MoMA. Newman hoped that the viewer would stand close to this expansive abstract work to experience a physical human encounter, which is part of his definition of the sublime as a “self evident reality” that comes “out of ourselves, out of our own feelings” and “can be understood by anyone”. Abstract Expressionist artists like Newman escaped traditional patterns and aesthetics to create their own understanding of the sublime.

The online exhibition Cat Heroicus Sublimis is curated by Tina Sauerländer and Peggy Schoenegge.

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