Portrait Art Program
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Curated by Niio Curatorial
The Mondrian Hotel in Seoul partnered with Niio to transform it’s lobby space with premium digital art. The curation narrative agreed to form a collection of works to subtly switch the ambiance of the lobby during seasoned change, to plug visitors into the Mondrian’s mindset with a unique collection of digital art, serving up innovation and creativity for everyone and creating a strong connection between the locality of Seoul and the global visitors.
The yearly curated art program for the Mondrian hotel is composed of 4 series of artworks and is based on abstract flowing artworks and Nature themes;
Each series will be displayed during every season and will include an artwork for day time and an artwork for night time.
The first season of art which will take place in Spring time between March-May will display the Flower Motion series by Ronen Tanchum which conveys flowers in wild nature and on the intersection of the virtual and the physical realms introduces a vast space with an imaginary meditative flower motion stream.
The second season of art which will take place in Summer time between June-Aug will display the Melodic Collages series by Nico tone which deals with digital interpretations of abstract painting works. The repetitive slow movement of the different fragments constructs new evolving compositions and conveys a powerful, ever changing yet relaxing and meditative visual abstract rhythms.
The third season of art which will take place in Autumn time between Sept-Nov will display the Botanic Dreams series by Nico Tone which deals with Digital interpretation of drawings and images from botanic archives and conveys life on earth and the healing power of nature.
The fourth season of art which will take place in Autumn time between Dec-Feb will display the Abstraction Brushes series by Siebren Versteeg which exemplify a continued exploration of the intersections between code (Langue) and abstraction. The meditative results of the works confront their viewer with a kind of digital sublime where process supersedes resolution, and all is subject to the winds of change.
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Curated Art Program
Niio is reimagining the way humans interact with art in their everyday lives. Underpinned by a robust technology platform that powers the ‘digital art’ ecosystem, Niio has amassed a global community of leading artists, galleries and institutions who store and publish the largest catalogue of high-quality digital artworks in one place. By enabling seamless access to premium digital art on any screen, anywhere, Niio is unlocking an entirely new form of media consumption: digital art, on demand.
by Ronen Tanchum
Observing flowers in wild nature, in search of botanical inspiration, and re imagining them in the digital realm by using computer generated graphic algorithms and physical simulations of flowers in 0 gravity scenarios led to this body of works. This work series reflects on the intersection of the virtual and the physical realms, slowly shifting between order and chaos, and introduces a vast space with an imaginary meditative flower motion stream.
Streams of Flowers, Set No. 2
2020, 1:30 min
Streams of Flowers, Set No. 1
2020, 1:30 min
Ronen Tanchum creates works at the intersection of art, technology and interaction, and explores the encounter between perceptions of human , social reality and between digital and physical experiences. Conducting social experiments art pieces that creates a visual dialog around the subject of digital art and its implementations into physical experiential of participates. Embracing technologies use and mix media art forms.
by Nico Tone
In this series of works Nico Tone deals with digital interpretations of abstract painting works. The repetitive slow movement of the different fragments constructs new evolving compositions and conveys a powerful, ever changing yet relaxing and meditative visual abstract rhythms.
At day time, nature reflecting upon itself within this ordered chaos visual riddle. In each chapter of the work more hints are revealed.
At night time, digital exploration of symmetry and evolution of beauty. Referring to ancient arts of flower arrangements. A study of the balance of design while maintaining a natural flow. Recreated generatively.
2019, 5:00 min
The Melody of the Flower
2019, 5:00 min
by Nico Tone
This Series by Nico Tone deals with Digital interpretation of drawings and images from botanic archives and conveys life on earth and the healing power of nature .
A botanical garden is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation, preservation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical names. Reasearch show many positive effects on mental health by visiting botanic gardens. The Botanic Dreams Series deals with the connection between nature and well-being. The ‘nurture of nature’ is experienced when we immerse ourselves in natural surroundings.
The circle of jungle DAY
The circle of jungle NIGHT
Nico Tone is a collective of media artists based in Asia. Their artistic practice comes from exploration of relationships between traditional fine art and new emerging technologies. Nico Tone’s works include video-paintings, interactive and generative experiences.
by Siebren Versteeg
Siebren Versteeg’s works exemplify a continued exploration of the intersections between code (Langue) and abstraction. Here, algorithms are set loose to paint continuous yet indeterminate compositions in real-time. The meditative results confront their viewer with a kind of digital sublime where process supersedes resolution, and all is subject to the winds of change. Despite their embrace of continuous flux however, the meticulous rendering of the painterly that is at the heart of these algorithms imbue them with a reverent nod to the complex and often debated history of the viscous medium, asking us again to consider the notion of what a painting might and might not even be.
After Indifference renders a continuous abstraction made with small brushes of varying personality and intention. In this work, the additive process of mark making builds ad infinitum, resolving only at the point when the video loops.
In homage to the classic Atari video game, Surround depicts a series of compositions created by two simultaneously painting algorithms, each represented by complimentary colors. As various interplays between the brushes unfold, palettes blend and interact; expressing the notion of a dialectical relationship that is evolutionary yet seemingly unresolveable.
2019, 13:40 min
2019, 13:40 min
Versteeg was born in 1971 in New Haven, Connecticut and currently lives and works in New York. He received his B.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago and his M.F.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Siebren Versteeg’s practice critically engages the systems used for disseminating images in our culture, as well as with the technology used to create them. He mines the digital realm for content and manipulates algorithms to create artworks that balance choice and chance.