A logic of communication is stored in material artefacts and its expression and distributed embodiment in culture evolves over time. Continue reading Encoding Culture
The art of Leonardo Vargas invokes the ghost of Francis Bacon’s disturbing vision but arguably finds itself arriving in an altogether different aesthetic solution to a representation of human identity and the psychological dissonance of individuation. Continue reading The Dissociative Art of Leonardo Vargas
Where does art stop and the person begin? Is the frame of the canvas the boundary? Is the wall, the room, the building the boundary? Is the audience the definitive edge and boundary condition between the artefact and the meaning or interpretation? Continue reading Art without Boundaries
Information encoding for message transmission is a function expressed in (and as) visual culture and which evolves over time. Continue reading Art as Encoded Message
In this painting of the “human Barbie doll”, Swiss artist Stefania Pinsone reflects the self-conscious self-replication of culture, self and art itself. The painting is titled “Valeria Lukyanova (white noise)”. Continue reading Cosmic Self-Discovery and Barbie Dolls
An epigenetic self-replication of the spiritual void, manifest as cultural entities in the contemporary Chinese art of Mi Qiaoming. Continue reading Idioms of Absence
Art is that through which we recreate ourselves. Continue reading What is Art?