“I want to create an atmosphere that can be consciously plumbed with seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking in a fire.” James Turrel
From 1997 to 2001, I worked in a post-production house,in Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia. I was then a Creative Director, elaborating concepts to be used in computer animation created by our team. I wasn't a hands on computer operator and my understanding of computer generated images was merely conceptual. To my surprise, most of my creative colleagues, in leading positions had limited knowledge in CGI too, and in a bizarre sort of way, the graphic work was executed by an in-house team of young Chinese CGI artists and animators. Although they were highly skilled in their craft, most were illiterate and made decisions based in graphics created by themselves. So to them each letter of our alphabet carried no meaning other than a symbol to save a file or to start a command.
Recast is about the ambiguity of making decisions based on the unknown or unlearned. I deliberately discarded the possibility of learning the software I chose to work in these images. My approach is experimental, as I decided to not be educated through any tutorials, reinforcing my strategy to remain intuitive in my judging and creating new concepts of "right" and "wrong". I keep thinking on Smetak and he word ‘unlearning' as a transforming force of my creativity.
Recast starting point is a series of photographs I took of architecture moments, in the presence of light. With the help of my mobile phone's camera I condensed an entire stretch of time in a single photograph. My intent is to give an expression to the plasticity of light creating a sense of space. The light worked as a transforming force, which created a sort of atmosphere of illusion. I used that same strategy with the Silver Paintings, where I aimed to convey a sense of a cathedral's atmosphere.
My next step was to explore each image through digital manipulation. In the process I became interested in the fabric of pixels and how re-organize them and accumulating tension.
media: Drawings on paper, mounted onto aluminium DIBOND. They don't require frame and have a hanging system at the back. sizes:100cmx100cm and/or 80cmx80cm