Welcome to the realms of BA (Binary Art). On this page, I'd like to
share my latest minimalistic creations with you. Seven masterpieces,
all consisting of merely eight bits each, are hereby unveiled to the
The symmetry of opposites, of life and death, of
Yin and Yang, so delicately wrapped in a fragile
veil of simplicity. The feelings kindled by this
masterpiece cannot be given justice with mere
words, but awe, astonishment, insight and
elucidation are expressions seemingly minted for
the sole purpose of fitting this piece of art. A
glimpse of perfection.
And so the illusion shatters. With this piece of
art, a cold stone is being pushed right into the
centre of the beholder's heart. The obtrusive
feeling of what can only be described as
out-of-this-world sorrow, brought forth by the
inconceivable tension between 'Truth' and
'Disillusion', is mind-numbing.
00100000 Abandoned Blue
Though not as striking as the two preceeding
masterpieces, this creation certainly deserves
attention. Is this a sole bit, or is it seven bits
in company? Do the bits depict people, and if so,
aren't the seven bits the abandoned ones? Trivial
as it may seem at a first glance, this piece of art
holds far too many profound implications to be
neglected. Or abandoned, for that matter.
Indefinable, delicate humour with a sting of
seriousness are, think I, the words that best
describe this fine flower in the meadow of binary
art. Every bit being equal, this tabula rasa could
be seen as a rather quiet, taciturn entity. But, as
the artist so appropriately provokes us to think
with a name such as 'Void', if a row of ones is as
empty as a row of zeroes, then what is the
definition of content? And for what purpose?
The beauty of this piece is striking. The perfect
symmetry, bordering on the pureness of the earlier
masterpiece 'Truth', mediates utter mutual
affection; but, considering the counterforce of
'Disillusion', can such love be anything other than
fictional utopia? The observer is left uncertain,
A rather naïve creation, this piece of art doesn't
seem nearly as energetic or animate as the previous
ones. At a first glance, that is. For the
capriciousness of the work is indeed very vivid,
and if just given enough time, the spirit of it
suddenly explodes into an emotional vivace,
superficial, cursory, yet at the same time
11111001 Untitled #249
Emanated by this piece is a futuristic playfulness
seldom seen within the domains of binary art. So
many semi-structures, would-be orders and instances
of teasing near-systematicness cowork to give its
character a rather tangible attitude of rebellion.
We are urged to change just one bit in order to
make it all a bit more symmetrical and pleasing to
the eye; but in doing so, we would strengthen one
order while destroying another. In this sense, the
artist has captured, in eight bits, the very gist
of what life is all about: compromising.
The artist can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the
material found on this page is copyright (c) Linus Akesson, and that
permission is hereby granted for anyone to _freely_ redistribute any
or all of the content. Low prices to cover expenses for media and
shipping are allowed. Please contact me if in doubt.
However, it has recently come to my knowledge that the commercially
available program Microsoft Excel 97 (TM) contains no less than 35023
illegal reproductions of 'Truth', 2032 reproductions of 'Disillusion'
(romantic bastards!), 17600 copies of Abandoned Blue, 439011 copies of
Void, 5475 copies of Love, 18487 copies of Simplicity and 10586 copies
of Untitled #249. Since I'm a poor artist, no legal steps will be
(Do you believe that?)
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Mon 8-Sep-2008 11:20
Someone should print this and show it to the Microsoft lawyers, just to see their faces after they've first laughed at it and then given that laugh a second's thought.
Thu 11-Dec-2008 18:07
|You are a Genius!! I admire you and your works.|
From the Sicily (Italy)
Wed 14-Oct-2009 14:27
As i was inspired to contemplate binary forms and think outside the box, i came up with these:
½½½½½½½½ - uncertainty
111100§0 - something protruded from a completely different universe (btw, "they" are as astonished as we are by the sudden appearance of a "0")
ØØØØØØØØ - void
00101111 - as random as it gets
00101010 - the absolute answer to the absolute question
yeah, i know, a bit on the funny side :)
Thu 4-Mar-2010 11:03
|024 - 00011000 - War|
Again a sad artwork. The artist touched a serious subject after the light playfulness of his last two works "Simplicity" and "Untitled #249" not fearing to show us it's deep darkness.
War. What a terrific word which expresses not only the awfulness of it's meaning but also the terrible consequences of it.
The structure of this masterpiece is really straightforward: the 1s are the men lining up face to face on the front line and the 0s are the women waiting for their men in the heartland. The high number of 0s immediately drags the attention of the viewer and points to the biggest horror of the war: we almost hear the screams and cries of the poor women who lost their husbands, fathers and sons, we almost feel the pain of the hard work done by these ladies in a society with too few men and we almost see as a film the empty and meaningless life of the girls aging and dying alone.
It worth to note that this artwork (24 in decimal) is right next to the other masterpiece : "Love" (23 in decimal). This reflects to the well known expression : "Make love not war" raising the artistic value of this work to new heights. Now not only the art and it's title can be in a menaningful connection (like we saw in "Void") but two separate work can be connected and express something new.
With this masterpiece the artist's genius stepped into a new area of art. Personally I'm really waiting for his next work.
By : Etalon :)
Thu 18-Mar-2010 20:17
024 - 00011000 - War
By : Etalon :)
Thu 22-Jul-2010 13:48
024 - 00011000 - War
It worth to note that this artwork (24 in decimal) is right next to the other masterpiece : "Love" (23 in decimal).
Love is war.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q="love is war"&btnI=I
Sun 25-Jul-2010 10:25
|42 - 101010 - The answer...|
Tue 27-Jul-2010 15:41
printf("hello, World (World is Copyright (c) God t=0");
Tue 28-Sep-2010 19:24
The two parts are complements, for a true Zen.
Wed 29-Sep-2010 00:07
|I can bet that if you find a *shrewd American lawyer that will charge nothing ahead you will have a case, maybe this sort of thing does not happen in Sweden but here in America (USA) it happens all the time, lawyers are hungry and vicious... |
PS: No need to get rich but no need to be poor if it can be helped. What they did is despicable. Just a comment.
Tue 17-May-2011 10:43
|"Simplicity" (#129) is one that I found interesting:|
Mon 18-Jun-2012 13:57
|a|0>+b|1> - My position i cannot decide, therefore I will take all forms within my range. ~ A lonely Quantum bit|
Sat 2-Mar-2013 09:16
|101101 - FEAR|
"Facing the worst thing you can imagine"
by the way - your page is really hot shit!
Sat 14-Mar-2015 00:07
|Ha! I love it.|
Fri 24-Jul-2015 03:57
|Deeply moving stuff. I'm glad glad that you suffer for your art, such that I don't have to.|