Music by Mark Tranmer (Gnac) "It would be certainly a very foolish thing: try painting the Internet, start making oil-on-canvas paintings out of the computer world". William S. Burroughs, "Conversations", 1996 {image 3} INTERNET PAINTINGS by Miltos Manetas Started in 2002 The "Internet Paintings" are painted collages of sites found on the Internet. As new websites are appearing changing and disappearing, the surface of each "Internet Painting" also evolves, the "Internet Paintings" are updated regularly by adding new websites. They are infinite paintings, a sentimental landscape of technology and an ever-changing portrait of the Internet. ---------------------------------------------from 2002 to 2007------------------------ "Bright & Dark", the two first Internet Paintings, started in 2002 in NYC and exhibited for the first time as solo shows at the 2005 Frieze Art Fair in London, (with Rebecca Camhi Gallery) and on 2007 at the Blow de la Barra Gallery in London. Before committing, Isabella Blow-the wife of the gallerist Detmar Blow- sold them to Charles Saatchi and they became part of his collection . {image 7} Miltos Manetas, Internet Paintings (Bright), 2002-2007 Oil on Canvas, 100x150 inches (254 x 381 cm). Courtesy The Saatchi Collection, UK. {image 6} Miltos Manetas, Internet Paintings (Dark), 2002-2007 Oil on Canvas, 100x150 inches (254 x 381 cm). Courtesy The Saatchi Collection, UK. Collectors of the "Internet Paintings" are accepting the obligation to invite the artist to add new webpages on every time the works are exhibited or when he desires to do so, putting this way in question the aesthetic definition of the work. ---------------------------------------------from 2008 to 2010------------------------ "Outside of the Internet There is no Glory": two Internet Paintings started in 2007 in London and exhibited for the first time in 2008 at the ON TIMEshow, (EAST WING COLLECTION 8), The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK and on 2011 at POLIGLOSSIA curated by Marilena Karra at the Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece. Their theme is the Art Movement NEEN
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Miltos Manetas, INTERNET PAINTINGS (Outside of the Internet), 2008 Oil on Canvas, 254x381cm, (100x150 inches), courtesy the Artist, Athens, GR
From 15. INTERNET PAINTINGS (started in 2003)
Miltos Manetas, INTERNET PAINTINGS (There is no Glory), 2008, Oil on Canvas, 254x381cm, (100x150 inches), courtesy the Artist, Athens, GR These paintings are for me a place to reflect on and recall different moments of my life. (Miltos Manetas, 2013) --------------------------------------------- from 2013 to now--------------- "GoogleMaps (STREET VIEW)", Two Internet Paintings started in 2013 in Rome. In 2014 were exhibited at the exhibition —EWPRESSIONISM (Swiss Institute, Roma/Milano) and in 2016 at the exhibition GAME VIDEO/ART. A SURVEY curated by Matteo Bittanti at Milan's Triennale
From 15. INTERNET PAINTINGS (started in 2003)
Miltos Manetas, GoogleMaps (STREET VIEW), 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200x300cm, Rome, Italy
From 15. INTERNET PAINTINGS (started in 2003)
Miltos Manetas, GoogleMaps (STREET VIEW), 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200x300cm, Rome, Italy "xxx (Internet Paintings)", two Internet Paintings started in 2013 in Rome and Bogota
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Miltos Manetas, "xxx (Internet Paintings)", 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 300cm, Rome, Italy **photographed in 2016
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Miltos Manetas, "xxx (Internet Paintings)"_detail, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 300cm, Rome, Italy **photographed in 2016
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Miltos Manetas, INTERNET PAINTINGS (Bodies), 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 300cm, Rome, Italy*** photographed in 2014
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Miltos Manetas, "xxx (Internet Paintings) II" 2013, Oil on canvas, 200 x 110 cm each panel, Bogota, CO **photographed in 2016
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Miltos Manetas, "xxx (Internet Paintings) II_detail" 2013, Oil on canvas, 200 x 110 cm each panel, Bogota, CO **photographed in 2016
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Miltos Manetas, "xxx (Internet Paintings)" II, 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 110 cm each panel, Bogota, CO PURPLE FASHION internet paintings: this is an Internet Painting that collects images from the website of the French fashion magazine PURPLE FASHION.
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Miltos Manetas, "Internet Paintings, (Purple)", 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 300cm, Rome, Italy **photographed in 2013 Selfies internet paintings: this is series of Internet Painting that collects images from the website of the French fashion magazine PURPLE FASHION.
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Miltos Manetas, "Internet Paintings, (Amalia Selfies)", 2013, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 300cm, Rome, Italy **photographed in 2013
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Miltos Manetas, INTERNET PAINTINGS (Selfies), 2012, Oil on Canvas, 110 x 200 cm each panel, Bogota, Colombia NOW FROM THE SCREEN is a series of smaller internet paintings capturing moments of NOW as they crystallize online
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Miltos Manetas, NOW FROM THE SCREEN ("I Want Internet"), 2011, Oil on canvas, 105cm x155cm, Bogota CO
From 15. INTERNET PAINTINGS (started in 2003)
Miltos Manetas, NOW FROM THE SCREEN ("We Want Internet"), 2011, Oil on canvas, 105cm x155cm, Bogota
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Miltos Manetas,NOW FROM THE SCREEN (The Ho Chi Minh Trail), 1997, Oil on Canvas, 40x43 inches, Courtesy Private Collection, Lugano, CH ____________________________________________________________

Some of the sites included in the Internet Paintings.

a http://www.alldaydoingnothing.com http://www.angleviner.com http://www.angelidakis.com http://www.angeloplessas.com http://www.afterneen.com b http://www.biglongnow.com http://www.blowdelabarra.com c d http://www.dada.com e http://www.everythingyouseeisinthepast.com http://www.educational-sticker.com http://www.elasticenthusiastic.com f http://www.fataltotheflesh.com http://www.futurefarmers.com http://www.futureisfake.com http://www.fourfortyfour.com g http://www.google.com h i http://www.iamveryverysorry.com http://www.itsout.org, http://www.iwannabuysomeclothes.com j http://www.jacksonpollock.org http://www.jesusswimming.com k http://www.kosuth.com l m http://www.maiueda.com http://www.manetas.com, http://www.mspaintporn.nethttp://www.melookingatyou.com, http://www.maninthedark.com n http://www.neen.org http://www.newrafael.com http://www.nakituminayashi.com http://www.neenis.com http://www.nosquito.biz o http://www.oneaftertheother.com p http://www.paranoidturnaround.com http://www.papertoilet.comhttp://www.philosophyinthebedroom.com http://www.priscillateavaccari.com q r http://www.romanticus.com s http://www.schkolnenumber.com http://www.shenevertoldherlove.com t http://www.togetherness.org http://www.tryingsohard.net http://www.thoughtsofafishinthedeepsea.com http://www.thisisneen.org u v http://www.vanessabeecroft.com http://www.vaiavanti.com whttp://www.whatremainsisfuture.com http://www.wtn.net x y http://www.yahoo.com http://www.yi-yo.net http://www.youtube.com z In progress.. The Internet Paintings at the Brooklyn Studio, June 2002 {image 4} {image 11} {image 10}, The Internet Paintings as they were exhibited at the 2005 Frieze Art Fair in London, (shown with Rebecca Camhi Gallery). related: Manetas talk at TATE, London The Internet Paintings at Saatchi Gallery, London {image 13} image 1} Invitation for the Blow della Barra, 2007 show (London), designed by Experimental Jetset take invitation print quality {image 2}