www.shiver.tv

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10th, 2010 by bscott2

Ok so this website is amazing. At first I thought that I was missing something and then I realized that it really was just that simplistic – which I loved. The website is again interactive. If you move you mouse around the screen, these fireflies appear around that area and if you move your mouse over the candles in the field you can light the candles.

It creates this eerie, higher power quality to the art piece. And the music in the background was beautiful. After experiencing this website I googled details and discovered the band Boy in Static which was used (also I think they where the ones who created it but not entirely sure yet) and fell in love with them. Recommend this site for everyone. It is so interesting.

http://shiver.boyinstatic.tv/

Matthew Mahon

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10th, 2010 by bscott2

Interesting content is essential for any website, however Matthew Mahon goes far and above with his creativity within his website. Displaying his artwork, he uses flash technology to showcase his tremendous photography, leaving the viewer to want to know more about the image and continue on from there. Mahon utilizes this effect and adds the inverted arrow at the bottom right of many of his photographs, which flips the pictures and has added handwritten details of the picture.

Mahon’s vibrant images leap of the page with his great use of white space causing the pictures to appear as they are floating in space. The majority of his photos have a twenty-first century awareness to them, and could be described as very straightforward yet transcendent. Almost all of his images have a sarcastic/satirical appeal to them, which suggest that his work is very fun.

His work was really interesting, not something that I would probably be crazy about. However I do have to say that the website really had my attention the most – it was like its own art form which I liked.

The Halcyon Hours

Posted in Uncategorized on April 10th, 2010 by bscott2

The Halcyon Hours is an interactive website that also plays a piece of artwork that requires the attention of the viewer, along with the viewers participation. A button can be pressed and dragged through a timeline slider. which than depicts different hours of the days – while only the artist only decided to represent the specific hours of 7a.m., 9a.m., 2p.m., 4p.m., 8p.m., 10p.m.

The animation for this piece was beautifully done – the imagery is very realistic while still having a fantastical quality about it. The fantastical quality along with the reality was probably one of the main reasons I like this piece so much. Watching the girl throughout her day was kind of surreal, it showed how humanity often just walks through life without really observing and understanding their surroundings. The pace of life was slowed down for the viewer to show the more intricate details of a persons day. The 8p.m. animation was my favorite along with 9a.m., when the girl was represented in her most comfortable state.

http://www.bocuma.com/thehalcyonhours/

Animation

Posted in Uncategorized on April 6th, 2010 by bscott2


Stephen Vitiello

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4th, 2010 by bscott2

Stephen Vitiello uses sound to heighten auditory perception within art, sometimes along with visual aspects to increase visual stimuli.  Vitiello plays with the  elements of background noises and turns them into soothing sonic vistas. Which like slow-motion images on the visual cortex, allow people to pick up on sounds that might have otherwise been missed.

http://www.stephenvitiello.com/index.php?id=C0_4_2

Vitiello was quite a different and interesting artist. Really don’t know what I think about his work – it could go either way. Its like I think I love his work and then again I am not sure. But whatever the case maybe, it was really playful and thought provoking at certain times in his creations. The sounds reminded me of certain dream sequences and I think that wants the audience to think for themselves and create their own art within their minds possibly.

Paul Pfeiffer

Posted in Uncategorized on April 4th, 2010 by bscott2

Paul Pfeiffer is a digital artist who assimilates found images and clips from pop culture to describe the transformation on humanity with new digital technology. Merging several different mediums, Pfeiffer creates artwork that stresses conceptual ideas of the twentieth century. Such as race, religion, art and philosophy.

The majority of his artwork in video, sculpture and photography uses computer technologies to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness.  Most of his smaller more intimate artwork is portrayed on small LCD screens and loop infinitely.

His Four Men of the Apocalypse has been digitally enhanced to demonstrate this obsessed with celebrity aspect of twentieth century culture. Pfeiffer’s work was not really something that took my fancy. His work needed more substance to me – just altering pictures or videos slightly really does not really count in my book.

Bill Viola

Posted in Uncategorized on April 3rd, 2010 by bscott2

Bill Viola is widely regarded as one of the worlds leading visual artist – often said to be pushing the envelope of technology. Inspired by the  mysticism of  Western art, he draws from personal experience to enhance the conceptual idea of the majority of his artwork. However, Viola still achieves that characteristic of universal resonance.

In Viola’s Ocean Without a Shore exhibit, he plays with a progression of images which shows the brink of both life and death. Placed in front of altars in Venice,  he shows encounters of the dead and them coming back to life. He represents this by have a black and white images of people coming through a cascading water wall and becoming revived. This also brings forth ideas of religious context with this idea of being dead in sin and then brought back to life with the grace of Christ. And the fact he displays this on altars adds to this effect even more so.  The altar becomes a place of awakening.

The use of the black and white security cameras and then the high def video, to transform the image of the person as they pass through the water wall was incredible. All of it together is just pretty mind blowing. Another personal favorite.

John Michael Boling

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27th, 2010 by bscott2

John Michael Boling is a digital artist who works within the mediums of photographs, videos and animations. Most of his work is produced for the computer which is connected to his website which seems rather miscellaneous if you ask me. Boling links his artworks up to his webpage for viewing purposes.

http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/last51years.html

The majority of it seem to be taken from other sources such as the The Last 51 Years of Art History by 51 Seconds of Battlestar Galactica. Not sure how I feel about his work right now, because the majority of it doesn’t seem to be complex or even that he thought about it for a while. Most it seems that it was created in a short amount of time and I just don’t think that what Boling’s is producing I could call high-end art. Amateur art maybe, but I think that he needs to start altering his sources a lot more if he plans on selling these works.

Matthew Ritchie

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25th, 2010 by bscott2

Ritchie produces installations of paintings, wall drawings, sculptures  and projections which focuses on the ideas of information. Using the basic line, Ritchie takes the meaning a little farther through space and motion.  He makes art three dimensional and creates larger lines which become distracting and makes the viewer what to retain the main idea of the artwork. He is interested in filtering out all the noise of life and focusing in on what is important. Ritchie does this through the exploration of science and architectural vistas within his work.

Really loved his work a lot. Matthew Ritchie is a genius and I absolutely adore all of his work that I could find online. Architecture is one of my favorite mediums to work in and Ritchie did a fabulous job on all his pieces. Definitely a favorite of mine. All I kept thinking was why I have never heard of him before now.

Jeff Baij

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25th, 2010 by bscott2

Jeff Baij is a graphic designer who works within the medium of videos, animations, other technological advances with the computer. Most of his work seems to be very miscellaneous with no defining theme; however Baij seems to have a very abstract style with a brilliant color scheme.

http://jeffbaij.com/work/iamtypingonacomputer.html

Honestly I really did like any of Jeff Baij’s artwork – it was slightly disturbing. There did not seem to be any point to anything that he produced. I guess you could say that he just was not my cup of tea.