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shocker_tv’s Fiji ASCII Punk Edits

We asked Foe Tamajiro, aka shocker_tv, about his ‘Fiji ASCII Punk’ edits and their maximalist aesthetic.

The art of edits is a uniquely post-internet phenomenon – it’s practitioners are acutely aware of the context in which their art exists and is consumed.  It’s spread, as with most net-art micro trends, can be traced back to Tumblr and the interconnected community of digital artists that exist there – it’s hashtag influenced aesthetic DNA containing traces of Vaporwave, Seapunk and Yung Lean.

The maximalist imaginings of shocker_tv showcase the full spectrum of ideas and Iconography common to edits. The stark colour pallette and crude nature of his compositions belie a mastery of the art and a deft command of mood. We asked him about his creative process, his influences and the net-art context in which his work exists.

How did you first get into digital art?

I am a long time photoshop user but all my recent edits are done on my iphone using leanified and other free apps.

Tumblr Edit by Foe Tamajiro aka shocker_tv

Why do you do what you do?

I started getting back into random edits last year to promote my music (http://soundcloud.com/shockertv)

And how you would describe your work?

Fiji ASCII Punk

 Foe Tamajiro aka shocker_tv

What’s your creative process like?

I use multiple free apps on my iPhone, I set myself a time limit for each of the edits.

How has your methodology changed over time?

It is getting simpler and more zen like. It is a form of meditation for me. I just let aesthetic flow through me (or I try).

 Foe Tamajiro aka shocker_tv Tumblr Edit

What influences you?

Old elevater music. Good books by Haruki Murakami, Ryu Murakami.  Joel Peter Witkin.  Katsuhiro Otomo.  Hideaki Anno.  Shuji Terayama.

Do you identify with the wider net-art movement?

#itsallhashtagtome

You can check out Foe Tamajiro’s edits and music at Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.
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