FocusPocus-videoparadox @ Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach

Our installation “FocusPocus-videoparadox” has been selected for display and competition during the 2011 Digital Graffiti Festival at Alys Beach, Florida.

It’s an awesome setting for the piece. I recommend you to see it and the other great stuff there, if you can.

http://www.digitalgraffiti.com/2011finalists/

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Digital Art painted with an iPhone

This was my first painting I did using a nice little app, iDoodle Lite. I spent a good couple of hours in to it.

Back then (spring 2010), there was an option to send it to Idoodles online Gallery, witch I did.

I named it “The Portable Knot”.

What do you see in it?

The developer of the app contacted me via email, and asked “how did you achieve that effect?”.

I explained my traditional technique;

-From dark to light, loose to tight, some elbow grease and intuition… That’s about it!

He also gave me the full version of the app. Thanks!

I made a new pic with it. I’ll upload the pic, and a video of the creative process later.

Just like openCanvas on PC,  iDoodle saves a “stroke-by-stroke animation” how the image was born.

Very cool. A fantastic way to document the creative process!

If you like it, please share & tweet etc!


Theme changed, Exhibition in Berlin.

I got bored of the old look. Welcome misty, underground look!

You are welcome to see “FocusPocus-videoparadox” (and me)  in Berlin, Germany at  EMERGEANDSEE 2011 Media Art Festival (June 3rd – June the 5th).

 

This Painting revolves around understanding false authorities, and the institution of accusations.

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Cheers!


A piece of stone

This was the first time I sculpted stone. I love when the shapes start to show me content. Then I just continue refining it.

Ponders

The piece of stone (Russian marble)  is the same, its just missing material in certain places. In a way, I did not give the shape to it. I merely removed shapes from it. Consequently, the art is in the shape removed, leaving the stone in place. Say, a brick has little value, until labor refines it and brings in to context (a building or a sculpture).

Bringing the content out of the vague formal dynamics of the shape is a very calming process. It finds the meaning of something formerly undefined, and (in a way) gives elements to allow free interpretation. I think that art is something everyone has the right to understand from their own point of view. I love, when a piece of art speaks for itself, without the necessity of someone else’s interpretation.

What kind of emotions and  thoughts does it awaken in you?


FocusPocus-videoparadox

It has been a while since my last post, but we’ve been busy arranging our installation “FocusPocus -videoparadox“.

It all started with a media art piece we (me & my wife) suggested to the Pixelache media art festival committee. After our installation was selected to the Pixelache programme, we started the endeavor to realize the idea to a finished installation.

Media art meets street art.
FocusPocus-videoparadox creates a seamless illusion of a never ending dive, in to a phantasmagoric world of connections.

Big Picture. We can see only a part of it at a time. It’s contemporary visual language provides ample elements for interpretation.
That who seeks shall find.

Enter the rabbit hole.

Upon setting the installation up at the exhibition space, we noticed that our projector was not bright enough compared with the ambient light of the room. Fortunately, we got black canvas from the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, witch was also part of Pixelache Festival.

Our installation was finished in time. The “founder” of Pixelache, Juha Huuskonen liked the piece, and even Golan Levin congratulated me about it. Next year we’ll suggest a mind blowing interactive piece to the festival, so stay tuned… (Edit: my son was born, so other projects were prioritized lower)

After the Pixelache festival, our installation was invited to another exhibition, “Philosopher’s Choice” at the Kerava Art Museum. This time we used a better (brighter) video projector, beefier audio equipment and had time to paint the walls of the exhibition room black, and cover the ceiling with black cloth.

We also exhibited some shots of the video as photographic prints. The piece is a series of images from FocusPocus -videoparadox, tinted with vibrant colors. The detail goes as small as the naked eye can see.

The series of images works as an introduction to the installation room, but can be presented solely as well.


A surreal sculpting doodle.

Sorry about the image quality.

This is an AD (Art Director) from hell. The money is there for size comparison, but in a way it serves the idea 😉

Yeah, I know. It’s not smooth and perfected, and our camera is outdated.

My wife doesn’t think it’s realistic. I think it’s the content, not the form. I mean, someone could have that kind of features and proportions, right?

Somehow this guy ended up looking  like a mix of John Lennon and Octave Parango (from 99 francs).

Anyway, I had to post something. I’m busy with a big project, and I can’t publish anything about it, yet!


A Photograph: A Brave New World

This image represents inner growth, and potential. The cycle of life.

From the darkness emerges light. From light, the tree bears a fruit that contains a seed. The seed grows roots to the ground. From heavens to earth and vice versa. Causality goes both directions.

The orange peel represents the ground, and the core represents the sky. An alternative world view.


CarryOn

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Original: Graphite on paper, 21 x 29,7 cm

Cubistic-surrealistic-expressionistic-whatever

It somehow describes and explains dependency to me.

Cannot stop anymore…


Wedding

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This is a card I made, when two classmates of ours  got married.  It’s hand drawn with a Wacom tablet. Especially the groom had a thing for horror movies.


Who nose fear?

Fighting Smells Foul.

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It ended up describing how violence and fighting smells like; Fear, Sweat, Aggression, Blood, Desperation… An image of surreal tendency.

Sometimes I like to stop painting, when it doesn’t contribute to the content anymore. If you could describe the content of a piece verbally, why make an image out of it? Sometimes I like to move on to unexplored areas.

Generally, images done from reference photographs rarely create “new” ideas, most of the time they are interpretations.

Me, I like to explore.