The Depthcore Collective is proud to release it's 43rd themed chapter exhibition, "TIME". As we near our 10th anniversary, this seems to be an appropriate subject for us as a collective to reflect upon. Ten years have passed by, and the students and teenagers who once populated the group are gone, replaced by full time freelance artists, independent small-business owners and focussed creative professionals. Finding the time (oh, the puns are endless with this theme) to create these Chapters has become increasingly difficult.

And yet, here we are, with one of our largest collections in the past few years. It certainly came together slowly - after the excitement of our presentation at OFFF and our first exhibition here in New York City the come down from the highs of travelling and showing to the reality of starting over to create a new Chapter was brutal. Pieces drizzled in over the first few months, and for a little while it seemed like this theme would get the better of us. Then, all of a sudden, art started pouring in. Not just art, but really good art; put your headphones in and stay up until 1 in the morning because you're excited by what you've seen good art. All of a sudden, the collective is buzzing with guys and girls talking about how this might turn out to be something special. More than eighty pieces later, we're tremendously excited but what we're putting on show today.

Our featured artist for this Chapter is Vesna Pesic, a very recent addition to the collective. Her work, with it's unique aesthetic and collage based approach adds a wonderful new depth to our collective aesthetic and provided a couple of the keys sparks in our creative process. This Chapter also sees us welcome several new members, including artists Pavel Sabelnikov, Benjamin Mounsey, Pat Perry, Abo and Ooli from Orka Collective and musician Falinox. We're very excited by what these unique talents bring to the table - browse "TIME" to pick out their debut pieces!

We hope you enjoy this latest Chapter of our work, and look forward to sharing more content including workshops, wallpapers and more with you over the coming weeks. Thanks for your ongoing support - we'll be back with our 44th Chapter and a few more surprises next year. Happy Holidays to all!

Justin Maller
Creative Director
The Depthcore Collective

Lots of New Content - Depthcore is Updated Daily!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 20, 2011, 2:40 PM
Did you know that the Depthcore main site is being updated daily with fresh content?

We've got large scale Wallpapers from our latest Chapter!

We're producing in-depth interview with our New Artists so you can get to know the people joining the Collective family. We're also updating daily with folio updates and new client work produced by our members, so you can keep tabs on them outside of the collective.

We've also curated a very popular collection of Workshops, showing the development and evolution of both Depthcore pieces and comissioned client works. In conjunction with the new Resources section, featuring brushes and render packs, the main site has a lot of educational material to offer insight and tools for artistic growth!

Check us out, give us some feedback - we'd love to hear what sections you're finding useful, and what you'd like to see more of!


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Journal Entry: Tue Jun 28, 2011, 6:36 AM
From the official press release...

'OBSOLETE'. A perfect Chapter theme across many fronts. On the most obvious level, it is a dense subject, open to artistic interpretation in many ways. Our members used the Chapter as a platform to examine the chronological relevancy of topics ranging from the environment to humanity to technology, and made artwork across a timeline encompassing past, future and present to show the effects of decay and progress of the relationship between these prime entities. It's release coincides with our first major presentation at OFFF 2011, a festival coincidentally entitled 'Year Zero' that concerned itself with forgetting an obsolete past, in order to forge a new future. 'OBSOLETE' also marks our 42nd Chapter, and with it the end of the web medium having a stranglehold on our exhibitions, as we partner with deviantART to produce our first commercial publications.

Many of our members view this Chapter as our strongest, and I can see why. Our artists seem energized by this theme, ready to offer their own personal interpretation of the disposable objects and connections we have with the world around us, and a technological future that seems poised to surpass our mortal capabilities far sooner than anticipated.

It is fitting that the first two submissions to roll in for this Chapter would belong to our featured artist, Niklas Lundberg. His "Scattered Time" series set the bar for this chapter, both in terms of conceptual brilliance and elegance of execution. His three pieces epitomise this Chapter, and the influence they had on our collective creative process can not be understated; the only surprising thing about his selection as our first featured artist for this exhibition is that he has not been featured before.

We welcome several new members to the collective this Chapter; Matt W. Moore brings his vectorfunk talent to Depthcore after accepting a long overdue invitation. Speaking of overdue invitations, Joshua Smith, aka Hydro74, graces OBSOLETE with two examples of his amazingly intricate work, and gives many of us the chance to know and work alongside someone who has served as a tremendous inspiration over the years. We were also graced by very strong debut pieces from recent invitees Daniel Diggle, Lucas de Alcântar, James Merill and Erik Schumacher, who have combined to bring wonderful new energy and some strong aesthetics variation to our collective.

This week marks nine years since Depthcore released it's first Chapter; 42 exhibitions and nearly 5000 pieces later, we are working hard to come to transcend the new reality we exist in as a collective; no longer a group of adolescent enthusiasts, we are striving to retain our relevance within the context of an art collective as an assembly of full time creative professionals. The aforementioned book project and partnership with deviantART has us all tremendously excited, and we look forward to providing updates on it over the coming weeks. We are similarly excited about our forthcoming exhibitions, as we aim to exhibit physically with the release of every Chapter henceforth.

However, it is probably in our new web format that we take the greatest steps away from obsolescence. No longer will there be months of static inactivity between Chapters; our new format will see us provide and produce large amounts of updates and rich content on a daily basis, including interviews, articles, workshop examinations and graphic downloads that will show off the great talent of our members, as well as the intricate process and tremendous amount of effort that go in to building our Chapters and also sustaining our collective creative lifestyle.

We will further utilize this format to its potential, by syncing with other projects produced and curated within our creative family, and broadcasting content including articles from Pig Bimpin', artwork from Typcut, and products from Funkrush. These articles, in conjunction with regular updates from our artists on personal and commercial projects, as well the aforementioned rich content series will hopefully provide many of you a valuable and inspirational daily insight - all updates will be broadcast on our Twitter account, so now is a great time to follow if you haven't already. A tremendous thanks must go out to our development team; Karan Singh, Ravi Vasavan and Brian Smith for their tireless work - I would hope the result speaks for itself!

Enough words for now. There will be many more to come now with our dynamic new platform. Enjoy the Chapter, enjoy the new site design, enjoy the new content. Send us your thoughts and suggestions, we'd love to hear from you!

Justin Maller
Creative Director
The Depthcore Collective

Depthcore XLI - Mirror

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 14, 2011, 10:00 PM
The Depthcore Collective is proud to release it's 41st themed chapter exhibition, "MIRROR".

This chapter features over seventy carefully considered and meticulously executed pieces produced by a diverse selection of members from the collective. The submissions, as varied in content as they are in style, revolve around central themes of introspection, self reflection and contemplation of man and his environment, and are spread across several mediums, including music, photography, illustration and digital painting.

The Chapter sees several debut pieces, including first offerings from new artists Sougwen Chung and Tony Rivera, as well as a couple of homecoming pieces from long time members Heiko Klug and James Wignall. It is no stretch to say that the gamut of style run in this chapter is one of our broadest and most eclectic to date, and this is reflected in the unusual congregation of new and old blood from the membership taking part in the Chapter production.

Our featured artist this Chapter is long time staple Karan Singh, who has produced a wonderful series of pieces for this collection. His contributions over the years have effected every aspect of collective life, and his feature is as well deserved as it is overdue - he even came up with the title for this particular theme! We'll be releasing a wide variety of featured content to highlight this achievement over the coming weeks - in addition to the customary interview, we'll be hosting a uStream chat, and looking in to having a live drawing session broadcast from the site as well - please stay tuned to our official Twitter stream for updates about this!

Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy our latest Chapter.

Justin Maller
Creative Director
The Depthcore Collective<

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