Posted: January 23rd, 2012 | Author: TGV | Filed under: Art News, Daniel Rozin, Digital Arts | Tags: Daniel Rozin, Danny Rozin, Digital Interactive Art, Interactive Art, Mirrors Mirror, New York Artist, Peg Mirror, Trash Mirror | No Comments »
Modern art always seems that much more modern when it has electronics bits that move and things that whir. Daniel Rozin is an artist that has embraced the digital interactive generation by creating the most astounding interactive art pieces. With a Steampunk like combination of low tech and high tech working in harmony these art works are fascinating on many levels. Then there is the noise, there is something strangely enticing about the mechanical noise of the wooden installations, the whirring of gears and clicking of wood pieces.
The displays are magical to watch, with much amusement to be had when people catch a glimpse of themselves, they are appearing in the art, a part of it. The surprised glint in their eyes when the realize what they do in front of the installation will be reflected in the mirror. A moment not too dis-similar to teaching some-one to use a mouse for the first time, seeing the connection between the mouse and pointer on the screen, that astounding moment.
For your viewing pleasure we present three videos of these incredible art installations. The Mirror’s Mirror, the Peg Mirror and the Wooden Mirror. The Mirrors Mirror video has been selected for its catchy little soundtrack and for the behind the scenes view, an insight in to what it takes to get an installation such as this in place. The Peg Mirror and the Wooden Mirror – which includes commentary from Rozin himself – are both examples of the juxtaposition of old and new, with their sound and character.
Posted: October 15th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Corey Helford Gallery, Digital Arts, Ray Caesar | Tags: A Dangerous Inclination, Art, Artist, Corey Helford Gallery, exhibition, Ray Caesar | Comments Off
Opening Reception Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 7‑10pm
On View October 22 – November 12, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
One of our favorite thoughts, Ray Caesar, has an exhibition opening this weekend at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. “A Dangerous Inclination” continues on Caesar’s cathartic theme of elegantly haunting works. Caesar’s latest works disclose a more personal side to his narratives. While maintaning the self disclosure theme “A Dangerous Inclination” has definite notes of difference. Ray Caesar was born in 1958 in London. At an early age, his family moved to Toronto, Canada, where he currently resides. From 1977—80 he attended Ontario College of Art, followed by 17 years from 1980—96 working in the art & photography department of the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, documenting disturbing cases of child abuse, surgical reconstruction, psychology, and animal research. Coupled with inspiration from surrealists Kahlo and Dali, Caesar’s experiences at the hospital continue to influence his artwork. His haunting imagery is created digitally using 3D modeling software called Maya, mastered while working in digital animation for television and film industries from 1998—2001. In 1999, Caesar received a Primetime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Effects in a series. Read the full article »»»»