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Webpaintings project has started on 1998. It is copied worldwilde. It has influenced various international artist ! I am very pleased to see that this idea and concept are starting a new kind of revolution in artworld worldwilde: First I was directly influenced by the great german artist Blank and Jeron who did 'dumb your trash" on 1997: They are making sculptures on marble from webpages: Second I was influenced by the great greek artist Miltos Manetas with his computer and wires paintings: 1997, Alexeï Shulgin, a russian artist conceived a project called "desktop": everybody has to make a snapshot of their desktop on their personnal computer and sent it to to this website as a photo. I like this project because this is not painting, this is not off line art, but it is defining computer iconolgy as a personnal landscape: - So I started on december 1997 - january 1998 the "Pump your page" project in Paris: and the same year I initiated the "webpaintings" project in Japan and California (San Francisco): George Pusenkoff, since 1998 has made also webpaintings (carylic on canvas): He's showing in the same gallery than Philip Pockok in Cologne: galerie Brigitte Schenk... - - - On 1999 Carlo Zanni sent me an email to show me his great paintings dealing with famous software logo, icons (adobe, mp3...). He started to produce them at the begining of 1999: On 1999 Ola Pehrson did a terrific installation, one of my favourite called "Desktop": This installation is confronting computer icons as sculptures, the screen backgroung as a wall painting. Physical space and virtuality are confronted by streaming on real time through a webcam a view of this installtion: on the screen a new windows 95 screen is appearing ! In Russia a painter and stage designer friend of Olia Lialina called Masha Boriskina painted screen on paper with pencil and gouache (2000): A terrific drawing. Then on 2001 after the big and crazy emergence of google, I perceived it as the perfect new internet icon and I produced in Miltos Manetas place (electronic orphanage) in Los Angeles the "google painting" (september 2001): Shown in Paris France then in Artsonje center in Seoul and Gwangjyu ("less ordinary" show) on 2002 in south Korea. On 2003, this painting was shown in paris and then on may 2004 was sold in a prestigious auction house in Paris France called Tajan to a private collector at a very good price (not cheap but expensive !) On 2002 the british artist Thomson and Craighead produced an e-bizness: dealing with 'off line' net art pieces: one of them is "google tea towels" which is a best seller: I have bought all the four for my personnal collection, this is really one of the best webpaintings I have ever seen !!! Still on 2002 Miltos Manetas has done a great and amazing project called "internet paintings": On 2003 exonemo (japanese group based in Tokyo) has produced a project called "Natural process flow" by mixing and copying two pieces of two artist: "Desktop" 1999 by Ola Pehrson, and "Google paintings" by me: "Natural process flow": shown on begining 2004 at Mori Art Museum and sold to google on May 2004 very cheap and they are proud of it. On 2004 i initiated the "nomemory bazaar" project: A new pop has emerged with famous website screens and logos. They are today painted on canvas: So I decided to produce common objects dealing with this iconography (unlimited edition).