In a world overpopulated with objects and consumed with money, art should no longer be physical in nature. Art should be digital in order to remain true to itself, and to be removed from attaching itself to a value system consumed with selling and buying, and decorating.
Most physical art objects can not escape the consumerism that is attached to showing and selling the art object. Artists are then forced to compromise their artistic vision in order to be successful in the world of object making. The concept of their work is then sacrificed for the the possibility of becoming a successful full-time artist. Currently the Art World is not capable of the over commodification of digital art. Digital art still lives in its own netherworld, neither here nor there. It is hard to own something that you can not touch.
So in the year 2009, I state this being open to its discussion, “all true art is digital.” The evolution of art towards the digital will continue at a fever pitch in this new century.
Just for clarification, in my definition of digital here I am not including digital prints. I am including online digital works, video, video documentation of performance art, and anything that can not be physically reproduced. If it can be reproduced physically it is no longer digital in this reference.