A studio whose works are not only challenging artistic possibilities but also require a new vocabulary all-together for defining them, Zeitguised explores the frontier zone between digital abstraction and realism. Their focus on virtual prosthetics is corrupting the tropes of vandalism with digital means.
Zeitguised is a digital art practice spanning its own genre defying work space between virtual and physical, abstract and figurative, generative and manufactured, highbrow and low-fi. In an International Art English shorthand, the work of Zeitguised erases the distinction between synthetic authenticism and authentic syntheticism in one algorithm aided gesture.
Zeitguised is the brainchild of Henrik Mauler.
Pairing digital abstractions with photorealistic depictions via spatial installations in The Zoo (2004) and Peripetics (2008), Zeitguised is widely considered to have started a genre that is now dominating the realms of Instagram and NFT art alike. geist.xyz (2016) is the first natively virtual textile design project and has been acquired by the V&A into their permanent digital collection. It also created a much hyped wave of “dancing textiles” on social media and the NFT world.