Inspiring Artists

Hi,

As part of the inspiring artist series in the class, each student had to present the artwork of two interesting artists. I selected the artworks of Casey Reas and Paul Neave as I like computer generative art . Below is my presentation on their life and work:

For the task of finding 3 other inspiring artists, I went out on a spree to find people with exceptional and interesting artwork. These are the three which I’ve finally selected:

Robby Leonardi

Robby is an interactive artist with a focus on illustration, graphic designing, animation, and front-end development. He has a degree in Visual Communication Design from Pratt Institute, NY, 2003-2005. He has garnered a bunch of awards under his belt namely FWA, Awwwards, One Page Mania, etc. Currently, he is working with Fox News as a website designer and developer.

Work: Interactive Resume

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I want to highlight one of his popular works titled ‘Interactive Resume’. This artwork is the artist’s resume where he describes his experience, skill sets, education, and hobbies. What’s unique about the artwork is an interactive experience in a gamified manner. The user via the use of the keyboard or mouse reveals the parts of the story like the experience, skill sets awards, etc. Also, the resume takes the user through 3 different scenes involving ground, water, and air. I personally liked the creativity of the artist and the high engagement it creates with the user. Cool stuff!

Scott Snibbe

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Scott Snibbe is a pioneer in interactive art, interactive music, digital video, and gestural user interfaces. The purpose of his work is to bring meaning and joy to people’s lives. His work is frequently interactive, requiring viewers to physically engage with diverse media that include mobile devices, digital projections, and electromechanical sculpture. By using interactivity, he hopes to promote an understanding of the world as interdependent; destroying the illusion that each of us, or any phenomenon, exists in isolation from the rest of reality.

Work: Fear

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Fear is an interactive installation on the science behind feeling scared. The exhibit gives children a playfully projected environment in which their own shadows appear in a jungle environment to learn the visceral rewards and dangers of “fight or flight”. What I liked about the artwork is its ability to recreate the jungle environment virtually and allowing the users to interact with the wild animals, which wouldn’t get otherwise. This lets the children open up to these animals and reduces their fear towards them. The exhibit premiered at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Richard Clarkson
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Richard Clarkson is a New York based artist who runs his own studio offering a range of innovative perspectives on traditional material ideologies, new technologies, and adventurous opportunities. Distorting the ever-blurring lines between art & design, the studio uses processes and methodologies drawn from both disciplines.

Work: RGB Clouds

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The RGB Cloud (formerly Cloud Shade – RGB) is a remote-controlled decorative luminaire inspired by our very own SmartCloud. For something in a similar range but a little simpler check out our Cloud Shade available in the same size range. Our RGB clouds have all the same lighting effects as the Smart and Tiny – even the music reactive modes, the main difference is that the RGB Clouds do not have speakers inside them. The clouds give me a feeling of seriousness and being alive. The colors add to the euphoria and the sounds are just rightly integrated.

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