The Analog Internet: Re-imagining the Internet Through Art

Alexandra Dean Grossi

P.E. Deans Gallery April 12th – May 5th, 2013


Facebook is where everybody shares their whole life with everybody, whether anybody cares or is interested is another story. Here are some imagined profiles.

George 8″ x 11″ Acrylic on Glass George’s favorite activity is wandering around the city at 3am
8″ x 11″
Acrylic on Glass
Piere is from France and is unwilling to part with his cassette tape collection.


Instagram is a popular photo-sharing app. It allows you to make your otherwise boring phone photos into vintage-inspired square snapshots invoking instant nostalgia.

36″ x 36″
Acrylic on Canvas
“I drink Italian coffee in the cubist style because I’m a pompous hipster.”
36″ x 36″
Acrylic on Canvas
“I’m a basic heel, I’m here, just deal.”


LOLcats are an internet phenomenon that has taken on a life of its own Essentially they are pictures of cute animals with humorous captions. All of these works are based on an animal photo posted online.

Hipster Dog
9″ x 7.5″
Acrylic on Paper
Hipsters like irony and obscure things. This dog is probably drinking PBR in a bar in Brooklyn.
Calling For Jeeves
15″ x 11″
Acrylic on Arches Paper
Grumpy Cat
11″ x 15″
Ink and Acrylic on Arches Paper


I turned to Facebook and asked y friends for a subject and their favorite artist with the promise I would paint the subject in the style of that artist.

Snowman Van Gogh
7.5″ x 9″
Acrylic on Paper
Suggested by Nicki Kincaid. Based on Van Gogh’s self portrait.

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