Off The Wall

FINE ARTIST DAVID DIMICHELE

Mirror installations by Francisco Infante-Arana & his wife Nonna Gorunova.

JAMES TURREL SHOW, WOLFSBURG

James Turrell is one of the most important artists in the world dealing in light and space. He looks like a well-combed cross between Grizzly Adams and Karl Marx and has an aura of a man who has found his place in the fabric of things. He is in the German town of Wolfsburg (home to the Volkswagen car and an hour’s train ride from Berlin) for the opening of a new exhibition of his work.

INTERACTIVE ARTIST DANIEL ROZIN

Daniel Rozin is an artist, educator and developer, working in the area of interactive digital art. As an interactive artist Rozin creates installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence and point of view of the viewer. In many cases the viewer becomes the contents of the piece and in others the viewer is invited to take an active role in the creation of the piece. Even though computers are often used in Rozin’s work, they are seldom visible.

As an educator, Rozin is Associate Art Professor at ITP, Tisch School Of The Arts, NYU where he teaches such classes as: “The World- Pixel by Pixel”, “Project Development Studio” and “Toy Design Workshop”. As developer, Rozin owns Smoothware Design, a software company that creates tools for the interactive art and multimedia authoring community.

Born in Jerusalem and trained as an industrial designer Rozin lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited widely with solo exhibitions in the US and internationally and featured in publications such as The New York Times, Wired, ID, Spectrum and Leonardo. His work has earned him numerous awards including Prix Ars Electronica, ID Design Review and the Chrysler Design Award.

900 laminated digitally printed circles, 900 motors, video camera, control electronics, computer and custom software.
Size 60 inches H, 60 inches W, 6 Inches D
Circles Mirror is a mechanical sculpture made of 900 overlapping circles with patterns printed on them and connected to motors, computer and video camera. Any person standing in front of the piece is reflected on the piece by the circles rotating to expose more dark/ bright patterns as needed. The piece utilizes 12 different patterns of radial gradation from black to white which are randomly placed on the board. This piece is the first of my mechanical mirrors to incorporate elements of computer graphics and as such is an interesting middle between my print and physical works.

DAMIEN HIRST PSLAM PRINTS

Damien Hirst’s Psalm prints draw directly from the butterfly collages of his larger gloss paintings and are the most recent of his silkscreen series.

“With the butterfly wings separated and ordered in a mandala-like pattern, their arrangement mimics the precision of a collector’s display. Also calling to mind the exquisite stained glass of Europe’s great cathedrals, the wings of these creatures unite the celestial and the earthly to present us with the possibility of beauty in death.”

CONRAD RUIZ

Despite only graduating last year LA based painter has become the surprise hit of the art world. His rise to success started when on of the pieces from his graduation show (a painting of Obama riding a corgi) became a permanent exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum, he then went on to become one of the finds on Art Basel Miami and has now just opened his first solo show “Cold, Hard and Wet” at the Silverman Gallery in San Francisco.

Working in watercolours his work is an abstract, yet realistic explosion of colour and action inspired by action films, sports, video games and sci-fi. Immensely engaging and loads of fun, you just cant stop looking at these paintings. A new artist we will certainly be keeping an eye on.

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