Limitless Alignment

Adhesive vinyl, video, hardboard tempered panels, and tape on walls floor and ceiling.  27' X 25' X 10', 2015

Mirroring Horizon

2015, Adhesive vinyl & wallpaper over floor, walls and ceiling. 25' x 40' x 11  feet/ 75 x 96.5 x 28 mts.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Hemispherical Immersion 2.0

Adhesive vinyl & wallpaper over floor and walls, 36' x 25' x 16' Feet/ 11 x 7.6 x 5 mt. 2014

STATEMENT

My recent work takes over architectural interiors, exploring the possibility of visual illusion and space transformation with the use of perspective. Aiming to addresses a nontraditional experience of space, I use mural painting, large scale drawing interventions and wallpapering as tools to create immersive environments that bring people closer to imagination and to the experience of unconventional sensations, enabling a disorienting encounter with reality.

Most of my installations depict imaginary landscapes inspired in the micro-level of computers and its relationship to urbanism. The way our cities are planned seem to correlate to the structure of a motherboard. Even if we go further into the microscope, we find the structures of neurons to be remarkably similar to that of cities. Are these resemblances related to the nature of interconnectivity? Why are these natural and artificial forms so similar? I don't think there is a difference between the two. Can we compare the micro-structure of computer integrated circuits to the mega-structure of the universe?"

Working with the paradox between traditional media and the digital image, in order to expose an analogy between the real and the virtual, I juxtapose elements; the vast vs. the minute, black and white against color or the curved lines of non-Euclidean perspective to a precise reticule of pixels.

The research that currently nourishes my practice digs into digital physics, astrophysics, information sciences, architecture, philosophy and the theory of complex networks. I finds in these studies evidence of the existence of patterns in phenomena of different essence, scale, and source, and proof that information lies at the core of everything we perceive. I attempts with my work to expand our conscience on these ideas.

 

The involvement of the community in my projects has increasingly taken importance and it can be described into two categories; on the one hand, the making of these large installations requires labor extensive efforts that I am achieving by finding interns and volunteers to work under my guidance, making of these production processes, a learning experience for a younger generation of artists. I aim to transcend my ideas of art as one of the three main branches of knowledge along with philosophy and science. On the other hand, my transformative spaces are set as a canvas for collaborations and interventions from innovators in different fields. By inviting people from the disciplines of astrophysics, sound design, interactive technologies, performance art and music to take part on my work,  I activate the installations opening the possibilities for collective interaction to happen.

I sees the future of these endeavors gaining a broader scale in terms of production, collaboration and trans-disciplinarity, seeking a holistic artistic expression that speaks of the theory of everything, where all forms of knowledge convey, creating a platform for intense sensibility, where awe, beauty and a celebration of life take place.

FEATURED WORKS

2014 - As Above, So Below. Ac Institute. New York. NY

 

2013 - Panoptic and Panoramas. Juan Salas Gallery. Bogota, Colombia

 

2009 - Dirty Worthless Money. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota Colombia

 

2008 - Virtual Windows. Museum of Modern Art, Bucaramanga, Colombia

          - The Architecture of Hypertext. Universidad de los Andes. Project Space. Bogota, Colombia

 

2007 - ASCII Paintings and Other Attempts. Salamanca University. Bogota, Colombia

 

2006 - he Papers of the Law. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

Cooper Union 2012

Hemisferical Immersion 2013

Limitless Alignment 2015

Deep Inside the Machine 2008

ASCII Paintings 2007

Urban Field Model 2015

Info Trek 2010

BIOGRAPHY

 

2015  Mirroring Horizon. CP Projects Space. School of Visual Arts. NYC. USA

2014  As Above, So Below. AC Institute. New York, NY. USA

2013  Panopticon and Panoramas. Juan Salas Gallery. Bogota.

2009  Dirty Worthless Money. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota Colombia

2008  Virtual Windows. Museum of Modern Art, Bucaramanga, Colombia

2008  The Architecture of Hypertext. Universidad de los Andes. Bogota, Colombia

2007  ASCII Paintings and Other Attempts. Salamanca University. Bogota, Colombia

2006  The Papers of the Law. Casas Riegner Gallery, Bogota, Colombia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

SITE-SPECIFIC PROJECTS

 

2015  Planck Projection. Bogota Planetarium. Colombia

2015  Limitless Alignment. Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South O, NJ

2014  Hemispherical Immersion 2.0. 516 ARTS. Albuquerque, NM. USA

2014  Diorama. Commissioned by BRIC Arts Media House. Brooklyn,  NY. USA

2013  Limitless Alignment. Seton Hall University. NJ

2013  Hemispherical Immersion 2.0. 516 Arts. Albuquerque. NM

2013  Hemispherical Immersion. Juan Salas Gallery. Bogotá

2012  The Self of the Building. The Cooper Union New York, NY

2012  Enter the Wall. Public Art installation. Bogotá, Colombia

2010  Building Codes. Large-scale mural. Brooklyn Arts Council, NY

2009  Info-Trek. One Brooklyn Bridge Park Building. Brooklyn, NY

2007  Urbania. Public Art Intervention. IV Biennial SIART. La Paz, Bolivia.

 

 

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016  Studios at MASS MoCA. North Adams, MA

2015  Art and Science Award. Idartes. Bogotá, Colombia

2014  World Technology Network Nominee. New York, NY

2013  "OPEN PAINTING" Laboratories Award. Bank of the Republic of Colombia and FGGA Foundation.

2012  BRIC Media Arts fellowship, Brooklyn NY

2012  Teaching Artist-Summer Residency, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2010  City Walls -Brooklyn Arts Council. New York

2009  BOFFO-Artist in Residence. Brooklyn, NY

2007  Honorable Mention. V International Arte Biennial SIART La Paz. Bolivia

2006  Honorable Mention. I Drawing Biennial of the Americas. Mexico

2006  Meritor Thesis. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogota

 

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Copyright © 2003 - 2016 Jessica Angel. All rights reserved.