Thursday, February 26, 2015
Charles Csuri is considered one of the fathers of digital art and computer animation. I was really drawn to Csuri's art because he mixes traditional forms of art -- such as drawing and painting -- with digitalized computer art. I have a little bit of background in drawing, which I really love to do, and it's interesting to see how he is able to incorporate that with digital art, and it has very much influenced me because it's directly related to my interests. I particularly like the piece "N-Spaces" which he took an angelfish and copied the image over and over again and created a sort of cubic texture, which completely distorted the former image and made it into such an interesting abstract combined image. The "Intersecting Planes" piece also does the overlapping of images and the way they are angled create a 3D effect. Overall, I think that Csuri's strengths lie in taking something ordinary and creating a whole new image through overlapping, playing with lines and spaces, and mixing painting in it as well, he sort of creates a hybrid of art. I also really appreciate the way he uses lines to create a human face, or a human body. I think it's significant because lines sort of take the viewer back to simpler times, when there were no computers to make art and it was a very specific, hard process. I Lastly, another piece by Csuri I found interesting was "Calligraphic" in which Csuri was very much influenced by Japanese art and calligraphy and created a digitalized version of another traditional form of art.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Alberto Seveso is a digital artist from Italy. He is known for his work in graphic design and Photoshop. He first began his work in the digital art world in the early 1990s because he was fascinated by graffiti, heavy metal band CD cover art, and skateboard deck art. From that inspiration, he went on to creating art on the computer, utilizing photography and illustration. Seveso is a freelance artist who is renowned for creating advertisements, most renowned for making Sony headphones ads. His most notable work to date is his high-speed photographs of ink in water. Basically, he would drop splashes of ink into water and then take photos of them dispersing. Here are some examples: I am particularly interested in photography which is why I was drawn to Seveso's work. I enjoy how he used Photoshop to digitize and emphasize the colors of the ink. In the article I read about him, it says that it was a long laborious process to set up the ink/water experiment and took multiple tries to photograph, which I appreciate. I think the significance in these photos is sort of capturing time in a freeze moment, sort of showing how we are able to take an instant in time that is normally so fast that in a blink of an eye we could not notice, but the high-speed effect is able to produce that rare moment. Additionally, in his photos, the ink doesn't even look like ink. I think it is just really fascinating how the ink is transformed to look like something so different, like bits of fabric or some other kind of similar texture.