The online world has brought us a new kind of artist, one that can be viewed instantly with the use of more visual trickery at their disposal – but what is lost or gained when these artists are put in a tangible space? An exploration of how artwork online can differ from the real article, Wet Screen invites 10 young artists of the ‘internet age’ to display their work physically in Kraak Gallery this Friday after snippets of work has been seen as a digital exhibition online at Flicking through artwork online can give you an immediate feel of what the artist can offer but to see this in the real-world setting of the gallery sheds new light on the minutiae of the work that has gone into a painting, sketch, or projection. As the world falls further into the rabbit hole of the internet it is good to know artists are embracing it and challenging it in equal measures. Come decide if you favour the real thing over the online representation. The real thing also has free beer and DJ sets from Wet Play and HiKu. We know which we prefer.

Fri 15 Mar, Kraak Gallery, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB, 7pm, FREE,

Image: Inbetween Realms, Emily Tilzey, 2013

Fri 15 Mar
John Stansfield
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Mon 11 Mar 2013