Image Hacking: 40+ Glitch Art Photos, Paintings & Videos

Early Video Experimentation by Nam June Paik

Considered an early pioneer of glitch art as well as the very first video artist, the late Korean American artist Nam June Paik was always ahead of his time. Known for making robots out of television sets, Paik – who coined the term ‘electronic superhighway’ long before the internet was invented – created videos that embraced the flaws of the technology as part of his artistic statement.

Paintings by Jens Hesse

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Inspired by distorted satellite images, Jens Hesse’s paintings are surreal and fragmented. Adding to the illusion is the fact that Hesse paints on corduroy fabric, creating those vertical lines.

Psychedelic Videos by Yoshi Sodeoka

Glitch Art Yoshi Sodeoka

New York-based artist and musician Yoshi Sodeoka marries his love for both mediums of expression in psychedelic glitch-ridden videos as well as graphics and abstract installations. Check out some of his music videos above.

Fashion Photography by Willy Vanderperre

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Fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre used glitch art aesthetics in a mainstream ad campaign for designer Jil Sander Navy, featuring model Arizona Muse.

Unintentional Glitches: ‘Misunderstanding Focus’ by Nerhol

Glitch Art Misunderstanding Focus

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Artistic duo Ryuta Iida and Yoshihisa Tanaka may not have set out to produce glitch art, but the results of their ‘Misunderstanding Focus’ series of photographs have a similar effect upon us. Each image of an individual is actually many images – dozens taken over a three-minute period while the subject is asked to stay still. The resulting warped photographs record every little tick, every minute sway of their head or twitch of their eye.