The Gladstone Hotel is pleased to present It Isn’t What It Is/ Placed.Perception, a series of video works by four distinguished, emerging artists. This series takes the viewer into a world of scintillating visual vocabulary where meanings are negotiated within meticulously rendered digital landscapes and obscure futuristic environments. The viewer is absorbed in a mediated virtual experience where brilliant colours and palpable shapes look as if they will be materialized in the real world. An evocative interplay is created by the succession of videos testing our perception of the real and the imagined. The illusionary nature of images leaves us in an unfamiliar cyber realm of wonder.
This series will be on display in the Melody Bar from July through October 2013.
Curated by Hannah Pertsovsky
About the featured artists:
NOAH SPIDERMEN + ANONYMOUS, video artist, Austin TX
NATHAN FLINT is currently a student at OCAD University working towards his BFA in Integrated Media. Originally from the town of Carleton Place, Nathan has been living in Toronto for the duration of his undergrad. His artistic practice includes a range of media such as sculpture, publication, web design and experimental video. The subject matter of his work includes digital ephemera and aesthetic, archiving image databanks and philosophical romanticism. Nathan hopes to further his recognition within the art community through future exhibitions and online curation.
RICH NOSWORTHY is a motion graphics designer originally from Devon in the UK, currently living in Auckland New, Zealand. After studying computer science at university in 1998, he spent the following 10 years working in the visual fx industry in London. Rich has worked on films such as Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sunshine and KickAss. In 2010, he and his girlfriend adventured to New Zealand for travel and snowboarding before eventually finding work doing motion graphics for television, allowing him to expand his work in a more stylistic direction. He currently works at Bunker Media in Auckland, as well as creating his own personal work. Last December Rich started a daily project to create an illustration or design daily for a year.
All work is done with Cinema4d, Zbrush and After Effects.
Image: Still from Rich Nosworthy’s Flying Leaf