Abstract Art

Curated Catalog

Curated by Niio Curatorial

During the last decade we feel technology should be everywhere and nowhere at the same time, perfectly integrated into our everyday experience, or our homes, without intruding. The future art audience has technology in their everyday life; through technology they experience the world around them, and this is what connects them to
one-another.
The Niio Featured Exhibition is dedicated to the moving image and public space, aiming to present curated screening programs to a wider audience. It is based on the idea of mediating works from an extended list of contemporary video artists, through new digital exhibition formats and cloud-based platforms.

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Curatorial Program

The Curatorial Program is dedicated to the idea of displaying curated moving image art in private and public spaces.

Quayola

Camouflage #A1

Camouflage a series of algorithmic paintings by Quayola. Camouflage investigates the ways in which nature is observed and synthesized by machines. Employing custom computer software, natural landscapes are analysed and manipulated to become new abstract formations.

Quayola

Artist

Quayola employs technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums between seemingly opposing forces: the real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old and new. Constructing immersive installations, often at historically significant architectural sites, he engages with and reimagines canonical imagery through contemporary technology. Hellenistic sculpture, Old Master painting, and Baroque architecture are some of the historical aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola’s abstract compositions. His varied practice, all deriving from custom computer software, also includes audiovisual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper.

Desmond Leung Le Sen

RED ONE

RED color has a variety of meaning and symbols throughout the history of mankind. It represents desire, power, creation, happiness, vitality, and authority, it connects to the earth energy of root chakras, that represents the human foundation and the feeling of being grounded. RED ONE depicted the birth of the power, blossom and evolved into the majestic landscape of energy. On the other hand, if human misuse the power, RED will be transformed into a signal and warning of the destruction and chaos. RED # is a series of artworks assemble the use of power, questioning the idea of human desire and creation by employing ink art, moving image, and virtual reality into a multi-dimensional art form.

Desmond Leung

Artist

Desmond explores contemporary visual language and meaning by merging the mediums of abstract painting, moving image, digital sculpture and cross reality (XR) into a multi-dimensional art form. Current research focused on questioning the concept of reality, attempted to understand and reinterpret the representation of nature in the multi-dimensional layers. Also exploring how artificial intelligence can manifest new perception and aesthetic when working with painting and XR art in an augmented living environment. Desmond’s works are inspired by metaphysics, ancient culture, the human body, cosmology, mythology and spirituality. His work has been exhibited internationally and worked on the site-specific screen based commissioned art projects for more than a decade. 

Refik Anadol

Melting Memories - Engram - A

Refik Anadol’s latest project on the materiality of remembering. Melting Memories offered new insights into the representational possibilities emerging from the intersection of advanced technology and contemporary art. By showcasing several interdisciplinary projects that translate the elusive process of memory retrieval into data collections, the exhibition immersed visitors in Anadol’s creative vision of “recollection.” “Science states meanings; art expresses them,” writes American philosopher John Dewey and draws a curious distinction between what he sees as the principal modes of communication in both disciplines. In Melting Memories, Refik Anadol’s expressive statements provide the viewer with revealing and contemplative artworks that will generate responses to Dewey’s thesis. Comprising data paintings, augmented data sculptures and light projections, the project as a whole debuts new advances in technology that enable visitors to experience aesthetic interpretations of motor movements inside a human brain. Each work grows out of the artist’s impressive experiments with the advanced technology tools provided by the Neuroscape Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. Neuroscape is a neuroscience center focusing on technology creation and scientific research on brain function of both healthy and impaired individuals.

Refik Anadol

Melting Memories - Engram - B

Refik Anadol’s latest project on the materiality of remembering. Melting Memories offered new insights into the representational possibilities emerging from the intersection of advanced technology and contemporary art. By showcasing several interdisciplinary projects that translate the elusive process of memory retrieval into data collections, the exhibition immersed visitors in Anadol’s creative vision of “recollection.” “Science states meanings; art expresses them,” writes American philosopher John Dewey and draws a curious distinction between what he sees as the principal modes of communication in both disciplines. In Melting Memories, Refik Anadol’s expressive statements provide the viewer with revealing and contemplative artworks that will generate responses to Dewey’s thesis. Comprising data paintings, augmented data sculptures and light projections, the project as a whole debuts new advances in technology that enable visitors to experience aesthetic interpretations of motor movements inside a human brain. Each work grows out of the artist’s impressive experiments with the advanced technology tools provided by the Neuroscape Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. Neuroscape is a neuroscience center focusing on technology creation and scientific research on brain function of both healthy and impaired individuals.

Refik Anadol

Artist

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1985. Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He is a lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts. He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts.

Sara Ludy

Sky Ruby

Sky Ruby is digital animation from the ongoing series Clouds (2011 – present) by Sara Ludy. These works employ computer imaging programs to generate animated paintings. Through glassy textures and interwoven forms, Sky Lapis and Sky Ruby evoke the amorphous landscapes found in Ludy’s oneiric VR environments.

Sara Ludy

Artist

Sara Ludy’s practice investigates the confluence of the physical and virtual. Her works include websites, animation, video, sculpture, and audio-visual performance. Traversing the online virtual world Second Life, Ludy photographs domestic interiors, landscapes, and other scenes that are iconographically familiar, yet feel otherworldly. Alongside this practice, she three-dimensionally renders architectural forms and sculptures, each one imbued with the mysticism of the digital uncanny: a space between what is known and unknown, within reach but just out of grasp.

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