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PYGOYA RODNEY CHANG-PHD
Honolulu, Hawaii - United States



, Painting On Location, Satire, $525
, Flowing  Blossom, Abstract, $525
, Assembly, History, $105,000

Art Starting At $10,500

Artist Statement

Rodney Chang, better known as the Internet's Pygoya, Webist, was the first digital artist to exhibit in Honolulu, back in 1985. He has exhibited around the world, including Paris, New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas, the U.S.S.R., England, Vienna, Budapest, Frankfurt, Australia, Seoul, Japan, China and India. His 1988 solo show at Shangahi Art Museum was China's historic first computer art exhibition. He organized India's first ever international digital art exhibition (1999). In the 1980s and 1990s he promoted his concept of Pixelism, or the conversion of pixels into paint, by hand and on canvas, to mirror (as art history) the digital quality of crude early low resolution monitor imaging. He also co-founded Webism, the art movement to create and exhibit art online for the sake of the global cyber-culture and audience. In the 1980's Dr. Rodney Chang gained national notoriety as NBC's Real People Show's "Disco Doc" - filmed dancing in his Honolulu dental clinic's discotheque reception area, complete with staff DJ. He danced on syndicated TV (NBC "Real People Show") around the world. The artist is also recognized in Who's Who in America and Ripley's Believe It or Not! for earning 10 college degrees, including 5 masters and 2 doctorates. The artist studied mostly in Chicago and holds a Masters in Painting/Studio Arts and a Ph.D in Aesthetic Psychology. He has completed a art-...

Original Artworks (20)

Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Night Life, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Rodney Chang places Waikiki street walker in the same pictorial space as a tom cat on the prowl. Above, a victim falls to disease as bugs walk on a serpent within the scene. Archvial quality giclee.  The image was created with mid- 1980s computer in the Picasso ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Desert Storm, 1990, Original Painting Oil, 96 x 69 inches. Artwork description: 241 Carrying on the tradition of the image of the American flag in American painting, such as that by Jasper Johns ( 1954- 55) .  This one captures the artist' s influence of the Persian Gulf War, filtering in imagery and sounds from CNN Television coverage as the artist worked ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1990
96 x 69 inches (243.8 x 175.3 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Picasso s  Bullfight, 1989, Original Printmaking Woodcut, 15 x 14 inches. Artwork description: 241 WHAT WOULD YOU PAY TO OWN THE WORLD' S FIRST COMPUTER DESIGNED WOODCUT PRINT? Image from monitor used as design for manual carving into wood to serve as template for pulling paper prints.  Computer used was the Commodore Amiga 1000 ( now obsolete) and software was Deluxe Paint ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Woodcut, 1989
15 x 14 inches (38.1 x 35.6 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Ascension, 1995, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Here the artist puts all the expressive power he can into his pixels in creating a painting professing the power of spiritual quest for ascension.  Influenced at the time by the artbook of Vincent Van Gogh lying around in the computer art studio....
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1995
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Painting On Location, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Limited edition, signed and numbered, best quality archival giclee; print on canvas; image included in Pygoya' s artbook publicatin,
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Flowing  Blossom, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Limited edition, signed and numbered, best quality archival giclee; print on canvas; image included in Pygoya' s artbook publicatin,
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Assembly, 1988, Original Painting Oil, 111 x 69 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pixelism is the artistic intent to create manually made paintings replicating the dot pattern comprising the computer image.  Although creating images is quicker and easier for the computer artist, executing the replication in real paint with real brushes CREATES WORK.  The first piece, probably to be completed ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1988
111 x 69 inches (281.9 x 175.3 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Go With The Flow, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Glacial- like quality from a digital created image rendered to paint on canvas then offered as a limited edition, signed and numbered, archival quality giclee print. Includes Certificate of Authenticity with print number and edition restricted size stated; also signed by the artist.EDITION NOTICE: SEPARATE EDITIONS ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Low Resolution Oil Painting, 1989, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 A major piece in Rodney Chang' s series on
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1989
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Homage to John Lennon, 1989, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 The Beatles was Rodney Chang' s favorite band.  Here John Lennon' s famous spectacles are rendered in the artist' s self- proclaimed Pixelism style.  Note the  skull- like smile on the lenses. Oil painted squares to represent the pixelated appearance of low resolution PCs of the 80s - ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1989
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Persian Gulf, 1992, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Study of painterly textural quality created using the Amgia computer from the 80s, then rendered by Pygoya to oil on canvas to document this startup early PC fine arts capability before it became obsolete/ extinct as a digital art tool. The work was one of a series ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1992
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Hawaiian Hare, 1985, Original Sculpture Bronze, 12 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 Bronze Pop Art piece using whistles for ear and child' s chair as body of the hare....
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Bronze Sculpture, 1985
12 x 8 inches (30.5 x 20.3 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Bamboo Ridge, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Pygoya' s depiction of bamboo on a mountain; used computer to design, then was rendered into oil on canvas original; limited signed and numbered giclee on canvas ( best archival quality) collectible.EDITION NOTICE: SEPARATE EDITIONS OF 100 0N ACID FREE ARCHIVAL PRINT PAPER AND 100 ON CANVAS. ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd;  Rock Cave of Leila, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Depiction of the domain of the supernatural character, Leila, in Rodney Chang' s novel of art fiction,
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Volcano, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 24 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 Limited edition, signed and numbered, best quality archival giclee; print on canvas; image included in Pygoya' s artbook publicatin,
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
24 x 20 inches (61.0 x 50.8 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Geisha, 1990, Original Painting Oil, 96 x 60 inches. Artwork description: 241 Large oil on canvas by Rodney Pygoya Chang; designed with IBM with Lumena software in late 80s; render to oil on canvas; has been in a solo exhibition at the Las Vegas Art Museum, NV....
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1990
96 x 60 inches (243.8 x 152.4 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Outpost, 1986, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Techno- cyber- sculptural imagery created by Rodney Chang with the Amiga computer and rendered by the Pygoya team. ...
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1986
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Pink Tidal Lights, 2003, Original Printmaking Giclee, 50 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 Digital Hawaiian landscape by Rodney Pygoya Chang.  Archival giclee canvas. To see available 1/ 100 of edition, visit Salon V in New York City -96 E. 7th St. , NY, NY  ( 212) 529- 0241Ask for VernelleEDITION NOTICE: EDITIONS OF 100 ONLY ON CANVAS.  EPSON ARCHIVAL INKS;
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Giclee, 2003
50 x 40 inches (127.0 x 101.6 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Journey In China, 1993, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Rodney Pygoya Chang' s inspiration from the textures he experienced on his trip to China for his solo exhibitin opening at the Shanghai Art Museum in 1988; design with the Mac computer then rendered into oil on canvas....
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1993
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd; Claspers, 1992, Original Painting Oil, 72 x 48 inches. Artwork description: 241 Bold digital image rendered to oil on canvas; using historic Amiga computer, now out of commission; rendered in late 80s at the beginning of the digital art era....
Pygoya Rodney Chang-Phd
Original Oil Painting, 1992
72 x 48 inches (182.9 x 121.9 cm)
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