Thursday, 12 November 2009
An exploration into concepts of space and the relationships between the thresholds of the 2 and 3 dimensions; the immaterial form; perception; deconstruction; time; movement including speed and stasis; phenomena; the body; the appropriation of symbols; and the strategies of power.
With influences from Futurism and Cubism to current digital media art and cinema, these hybrids of two and three dimensions bring together painting, drawing, photography, digital media, and sculpture, to create a spatial image system.
Topographical cross-sections of a subject are painted or drawn onto sheets of transparent film. The sheets are specifically spaced and hung apart to reveal the appearance of three-dimensional forms in a state of suspension.
Like linear perspective is to the 2D world; layered perspective allows the possibility of new representations through this illusionary image space. The multiple image planes together establish a perspective in which the viewer can alter their viewing angle to change the 'image form' as one walks around the piece. It is a dematerialization of the picture plane through the combining of multiple picture planes. (david spriggs)
BORN in Manchester, England, 1978. Immigrated to Canada in 1992. Lives and works in Montreal.
2004-2007 Concordia University in Montreal, Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Sculpture
1996-2000 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Bachelor of Visual Arts (B.F.A.) Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography
2006 Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies. M.F.A. Student Residency
1999 Central St. Martins College, London, England, Painting, Printmaking. B.F.A. Student Exchange
☁ DAVID SPRIGGS
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