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AN EVOLVING MUSICAL PAINTING ON THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN PERMANENCE AND CHANGE
Works of art, whether
representative or abstract, are typically fixed in time by the artist
and remain permanent thereafter. In this work, ...we depart from this
model by defining the "art object" as a multi-dimensional
artistic design landscape that can be eternally travelled each time
in a different and unique way using computers.
Prof Yiannis Papadopoulos
Yan Wang : 29th June - 25th July
Bono Art Gallery is delighted to present a most talented artist from
Wang was born in 1987 in Hunan, China.
In my work recently I have been exploring the human form, its condition and diversity. This is reflected through my figurative paintings and also through last year's Leap Year Project. These ideas have developed greatly for me following a big change in my family life... please view the below image
This exhibition will feature some of my large canvases as well as a selection of small square paintings, taken from a larger project, 'Life Drawings', for which I am creating a new piece every day to make up a snapshot of my daily life, travels, interactions and emotions. I intend to add pieces throughout the course of the show so do pop back in occasionally if you can.
Below is the first of what is likely to be many portraits
of my beautiful baby - I hope she can learn how to 'sit' properly soon!
Green : 1 June - 27 June
Solo exhibition by John Whitehead - 11/05 - 30/05
John’s work ranges from painting, sculpture, photography and video that all focus on themes of Violence, Behavioural Psychology, and idea of multiple personalities within society.
Behind the Veil and Into the Infinite is an exhibition of artworks that try to question what reality is and how we define who we are.
The inspiration for the work comes from extensive reading and research of extreme thinkers from Slavoj Zizek to Walter Benjamin and from personal experience. The theories of Zizek’s work, especially on Violence, were the starting point for most of his work. Zizek’ theories put violence into three main categories: subjective, objective and symbolic.
“The Real in its extreme violence is the price to be paid for peeling off the deceptive layers of reality.” – Slavoj Zizek
This leads us to question what we believe is real. The “deceptive layers of reality”
Are the things that get in the way and distract us in daily life. The television that sells us propaganda of war on terror to the cloths we wear made in factories in India for cheap labour.
We define ourselves by what we do, what we wear and the actions we take. The jobs that we grow to loath replace our dreams that slowly fade and drift into the infinite. Like a masquerade we are not all that we seem and when removing our masks we can finally see through the fakery.
New Exhibition by Moff Skellington
is delighted to present a most talented artist Moff Skellington from
Octoberness is a complexity of emotions associated with the transition from summer into autumn; it is also a sense of pending, of waiting for something to happen.
Perfection is that unattainable state of flawlessness that every schoolboy knows does not exist. Moff Skellington believes a flaw to be an imaginary side product of rules created by the human intellect. Take away human perception and suddenly everything is perfect by dint of its mere existence.
The third element Slapstick is, like gravity, an inescapable force of nature. It teaches us through comical mishap, embarrassment and enforced clumsiness, valuable and life enhancing lessons in humility. Through the good offices of Slapstick we are delivered from pomposity, conceit and misplaced sobriety.
Moff is a practitioner of Edoddi: a traditional blend of art pictures, word poems and music tunes. The spirit of Edoddi provides for those who seek it a means to create authentic folk arts for the present day - a folk medium for the individual, a tradition of one or more in an age of alienation. In Edoddi there are no rules except those of one’s own making; it is a free musical expression of one's mind and one's experience of life.
When he's not recording, or writing, Moff is painting.
having a brew.
“Intersections of philosophy, logic and biology in design”
On Monday 11th March, Professor Yiannis Papadopoulos gave his inaugural lecture: “Intersections of philosophy, logic and biology in design”. As the audience arrived, they were treated to a constantly evolving piece of dynamic artwork — one of the more unusual outcomes of Prof Papadopoulos’s research. The lecture itself was a fascinating journey through topics including Ancient Greek philosophers, such as Heraclitus of Ephesus and Zeno of Elea, the evolutionary biological theories of Charles Darwin, as well as Boolean and temporal logics. These different ideas have all fed into Prof Papadopoulos’s work on the design of complex engineering systems.
Central to this work is the HiP-HOPS technique — “Hierarchically Performed Hazard Origin & Propagation Studies” — which allows engineers to analyse models of their systems to determine characteristics such as safety and reliability. However, making those models is still a challenging task, so Prof Papadopoulos has also led new work into the use of genetic optimisation algorithms to automatically improve the quality of models through evolutionary development.
This optimisation technology has other uses beyond engineering, however, and can even be adapted to improving aesthetics. Working in conjunction with abstract painter Roberto Bono, musicians Andrea Alberti and Bob Salmieri, and fellow computer scientist David Parker, Prof Papadopoulos has created a way of exploring an audio-visual design space containing trillions of possible configurations of musically-accompanied paintings. In closing his lecture, he showed the audience how such algorithms can be used to evolve works of art as well as engineering models, and offered some thoughts on the many possible future directions of these ideas.
exploration of original art work by Roberto Bono.