Digital art is natively screen based and formed of digital files. We have an abundance of screens in our lives, so here’s an overview of ways to view them in their glory.
You likely come across most digital art via your main screen, i.e. desktop / laptop, which is a natural home for digital art.
Sedition offers an iTunes-style digital art collection, with digital files stored in the app. They can be viewed on a desktop or mobile browser.
Novari is a startup providing a Spotify-style subscription, focused on discovery, building a collection of playlists and viewing artwork in full quality in your browser.
Virtual worlds such as CryptoVoxels, Somnium Space and Decentraland allow you to buy virtual land and display artwork in a virtual gallery. These are generally accessible via desktop or mobile browsers.
HD TVs can be used to display images or videos, either as background/screensavers or via photo apps.
Digital Art Displays
Most require a subscription to access more than the default artworks, and some allow you to upload images for display.
Instagram allows you to view small images of artworks from artists, to get a feel for their work and see new works.
Custom Mounted Screen
Screens can also be custom framed to display artwork of your choice, like this custom display created by Patricio Gonzalez Vivo. In this example, the artwork is controlled using a raspberry pi, but multiple control methods exist.
Digital artwork can also be displayed as prints, with many artists selling these on their websites or via print on demand services like Redbubble.
Plotter prints have become popular for generative artworks, particularly line and geometric based forms, where they can add depth and texture.