Rewind Collective are a digital arts collective aimed at addressing the gender and minority imbalances throughout the art world. They create original digital works, digital editions, and digital works in response to existing physical artworks. The groups aim to uplift women and minorities through their work, the largest groups of people who have been traditionally marginalised by the art world.
‘Something Missing? XX III’ is a work which combines reimagined images of the forty-first-sixtieth most expensive paintings sold in history, twenty artworks all created by men. The title is both a question and answer, asserting that these creations miss the female chromosome.
The frenzied and distorted reality of images includes digital meditations of 1. ’Nurse’ by Roy Lichtenstein, 2. ‘Triptych 1976’ by Francis Bacon, 3. ‘Les Noces de Pierrette’ by Pablo Picasso, 4. ‘False Start ’ by Jasper Johns, 5. ‘A Wheatfield with Cypresses’ by Vincent van Gogh, 6. ‘Te Fare (La maison)’ by Paul Gauguin, 7. ‘Yo, Picasso’ by Pablo Picasso, 8. ‘Turquoise Marilyn’ by Andy Warhol, 9. ‘Portrait of Alfonso d’Avalos with a Page’ by Titian, 10. ‘Orange, Red, Yellow’ by Mark Rothko, 11. ‘Le Bassin aux Nymphéas’ by Claude Monet, 12. ‘Chop Suey’ by Edward Hopper, 13. ‘Rideau, Cruchon et Compotier’ by Paul Cézanne, 14. ‘Portrait of a Young Man holding a Roundel’ by Sandro Botticelli, 15. ‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ by David Hockney, 16. ‘Black Fire I’ by Barnett Newman, 17. ‘White Centre (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose’ by Mark Rothko, 18. ‘Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers’ by Vincent van Gogh, 19. ‘Buffalo II’ by Robert Rauschenberg. 20. ‘Triple Elvis’ by Andy Warhol
Whilst these artists are unquestionably talented and the works are important, the viewer is invited to question and consider other realities, one where all art is championed equally not only by one gender or race.