Artist D.A. Therrien has been creating dramatic, high-voltage art spectacle performances in Europe, Asia and North America since 1983. His work utilizes machines, computers, information displays, high intensity light, robotics and live electricity in complex interactions with human performers/operators.
Take a look at some of the great paintings by local Phoenix artist and friend Fausto Fernandez.
Application of force in a single movement 2009 7×8
This piece is showing at Legend City Studios as part of “Chaos Theory 10”, which is showcasing the work of more than 50 artists. If you are in the area, head down the studio (located at 521 West Van Buren St.) for a look—the scale and detail of this painting are best experienced in person.
‘Cloud’ is a sculpture created for a British Airways terminal by the London art and design studio Troika. You really have to take a look at it to fully appreciate it, but I think the concept alone is pretty novel:
…we created ‘Cloud’, a five meter long digital sculpture whose surface is covered with 4638 flip-dots that can be individually addressed by a computer to animate the entire skin of the sculpture. Flip-dots were conventionally used in the 70s and 80s to create signs in train-stations and airports. We were fascinated by their materiality, by the way they physically flip from one side to the other. The sound they generate is also instantly reminiscent of travel, and we therefore decided to explore their aesthetic potential in ‘Cloud’.
I love that they took the “Flip-dots”, something simple and mechanical, that has been around for quite a while, and turned them into a work of art that is so high-tech.
Some really nice artwork here. My mother has a couple pieces of hers and really digs her work. I think they must have bonded over their Jamaica connection.
From her extremely sparse blog:
I am an artist living in the East Village of New York City. I am a computer graphics designer by day and a fine artist by night.