Gail Rubini (USA)
Title: on the road
Teaching: Graphic Design, Digital Imaging FSU university
Intersection between personal image making and the role of technology to enhance or change the image making process
My roots in photography, an art form founded on the premise that seeing is believing, is now being challenged by the computer and new visual imaging devices. I am searching to incorporate a new visual language into my personal work and to develop new approaches to deal with the impact of technology.
Artist: Harrison Higgs (USA)
Harrison Higgs has been creating visual art using the digital image since 1988, when he first scanned a piece of dirt on the lid of a flatbed scanner. He slowly moved on to more ambitious work, scanning the surface of a 5-inch television monitor in order to screen-capture local televangelism broadcasts in Nashville, Tennessee. His process has evolved considerably, and now includes the building of tableau, incorporating digital imaging, alternative photography, and printmaking. His most recent work utilizes wide-format 7-color pigment-based inkjet prints. Higgs received his MFA from the University of Washington, and his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. He is a practicing artist and educator at Washington State University Vancouver.
Artist: Holger Maass (Germany)
Title: Judith Holofernes
Artist: Ian Gwilt (Australia)
Ian Gwilt is a Digital Artist, a visiting lecturer in Visual Communications at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Department of Design Architecture and Building, Australia and an adjunct Fellow in Computer Graphic Design at Waikato University, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, New Zealand. With an MA in Interactive Multimedia, conferred by the University of Balears (UIB) Spain, and the Royal College of Art (RCA) London, he was the recipient of the Adobe Innovative Interface design award at the RCA, Circuit show in 1995. Gwilt has shown interactive art installations and digital print work at a number of international new media events and galleries including, the Transmediale Berlin film festival, Siggraph, Mila, IV02 and ARCADEIII.
He was a member of the Siggraph Art Gallery sub-committee in New Orleans in 2000 and a judge for the art-site submissions for Siggraph Nspace Gallery 2001 in LA. In 2003 he was a co-organising chair for GRAPHITE 2003 the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and South East Asia. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Fine arts, University of New South Wales - examining potentials for mixed reality artworks, theory and practice.
Artist: Ilkka Lesonen (Finland)
My name is Ilkka Lesonen and Im a professional illustrator and graphic designer from Finland. Ive mainly worked for advertising and Im now focusing to show my talent to comic, book, -and game publishing industry. Over the years Ive used many different techniques to produce art. They have varied from pencil drawings to airbrushing and from painting to graphic software and mixed media.
Artist: Istvan Horkay (Hungary)
In today's world, computers are used to simplify our lives. However, as an artist, I find computers and the digital world to be tools that must be taken seriously, because they inherently reflect the artist and his work. If my work is considered in its mathematical and digital realm, then we can see the duality of the human created art and the binary basis of digitizing. It is of the greatest importance that the humanity of the artists reveals itself truly and is not overshadowed by the technology. It is within these considerations that I come to a dilemma where I must find artistic parameters within the unlimited power of technology. When my work is saved as a psd file in Adobe Photoshop, I am at liberty to change, alter, or rework my pieces at will. My pieces, as stored files, remain alive and not complete with the resoluteness of, for example, a painting. Therein lies the challenge of finding closure and the end point to all the pieces.
While the technology poses challenges, I find my expression in the limitless possibilities of producing my art in any shape or size allowable. Having this digital world as my artistís tools allows me to cross-reference literature and poetry with imagery. It is within the layering and the cross-referencing that the artistís character and soul emerge. To me, each layer is another virtual poem laid upon another one. My works contained hundreds of layers, each seperate as itís own poem, yet each connect to all as a whole. My goal is create a new genre of digital art, what I call ìvirtual poems
Artist: Ivo Widjaja