These are 2 artist I have recently come across, neither particularly working in the digital realm…but their use of colour, it’s loud and vivid and amazing. I have dropped the ‘o’ whilst spelling the word colour as they are both based in America!
First up is Lisa Lou, this piece ‘Color Field’ reminds me of a pixelated rug, it is made out of many individual wires. She explains how she narrows her options, she chooses a material, sets rules before finally arriving at…’here is the work that it takes to make the work’.
He creates light three-dimensional structures such as wall hangings comprising thousands of miniature ‘kites’, and bamboo-stiffened rice paper hexagons suspended with nylon fishing line.
I first came across the work of Andrew Thomas Huang a few months ago when he directed the video for Bjork’s Stonemilker track, it was a 360 virtual Reality experience.
He seems to combine constructed objects, puppets etc..with 3D imagery and CGI effects. Some of his instagram ‘sketches’ are above, they seem to be of strange, fierce and mythical 3D rendered creatures, which are beautiful. He is Asian/American and seems to have that affinity for a bright and powerful colour palette, oranges and turquoises mix with deep reds and day-glo limes.
This video below by a musician called ‘Solipsist’ (good name) 🙂 explores some interesting alien/ biological looking creatures around the 3:00 minute mark.
Note to Self:
- Creatures: I thought his ‘creature visuals’ in the video were kind of similar to some of the ideas I was exploring here.