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An Art Review
Inner Visions 2000
A Review of the 1st India International Digital Art Exhibition
by Kaylor Bach
The 1st India International Digital Art Exhibition includes the work
of 13 artists. The featured artist is Pygoya, whose 12 digital paintings
comprise a group of related works. "
Next Artist...Linda Martin. "Earthly Delights" - This
is the color-
consciousness crash course! It's all there in miniature; the way colors
work. Of course no one can explain it, just how colors do in fact work,
but artists are always happy to show us that which we can not
explain. "CyberDemon" -Well, I would not want this fellow hanging
around in MY living-room! "Resurrection"- This is a worthy theme
which could be pushed a lot further. The concept is really vast and
has endless implications, few of which have been explored here. Still
there is a strong and compelling image of a biblical story that most of
all have come across in one way or another already. Does this shed
any new light on the story? What say the viewers?
ANSGARD THOMSON - "The Cloning of Life"- One of
events in the scientific world has been the cloning of life. Here the
artist portrays this accomplishment in a schematic sort of way that
might be decipherable in many places throughout the planet and
throughout the Universe! "Cheers in Cyberspace"-Ray tracing can
do amazing things... here we see the effect on translucent spheres.
The ability to do complex calculations is what we are seeing evidence
of in this traditional computer graphic tour-de-force. "Highlights
Celebration" is my favorite! The whirling pyrotechnic look is perfect
for a New Years art show!
YOGI CHOPRA - "Man" 1999- "Man" is an intriguing
and unified, this is a strong work of art. No one need explain this
image, like all inspired art, there is a naturalness and wholesome-
ness to this image that invite the viewer to experience a peaceful and
S. MITRA -"Eye" is a fetching piece of work. Very demonic is
color scheme...red and black. But the image seems to transcend this
sub-terrainian origin and to sparkle with life, at least momentarily.
"Net" is an interestingly pregnant concept. There are so many
meanings for the word, starting with "fish net" and ending with
"Inter-Net"! This "spiraling into hell" version is a bit of a downer
wouldn't you agree? "Point and Click" has a childlike quality that
may in fact mask an adult personality. The real question that I ask
myself with childlike stuff done by adults is this..."is this childlike or
childish?" Whatever medium we use there is a real need to doodle.
Whether the artist should then go ahead and publish these images is
another question I leave up the viewer to decide. "Pretty"- This is
a wonderful work of art. I like the fresh, simple outlines. Here is art
from the heart. What a tribute to true love. . "Seahorses"- Here
we have a quick sketch that could easily be a watercolor."
CATHERINE YAKOVINA-"People Have Hope-Red and green are
Christmas colors. This is a hopeful time of year for the followers of
Jesus and for those who love all of the great and saintly teachers of
truth of all times and all places! Catherine's paintings are so personal
and emotionally charged! She feels deeply and we can feel it , too!
That is what art is all about... non-verbal communication! One would
like to meet this artist and have a long chat, don't you think so?
"Children and Information"-This painting is like a mosaic of repeating
images. From a distance they seem to whirl and heard this phrase?...
"The eyes are the windows of the soul."Subject is in the dark foreground
looking just like a ghost, possible levels on which to read this image,
which makes it all the more charming.
SONG KU SUNG - "Mechanism"- Looking like the inside of a
this is a computer graphic natural. Just how to construct such an images
is not so obvious, however. This could be the inside of a computer
chip or the brain of a mite!
TONY TSENG - "Rain in the Sun"- Tropical urban
is not New York or Paris or London! "Red Earth"- Graffiti-like
images scratched onto the screen. Here we are in timeless time and
specials space, speculating on the size of the Universe! "Holiday
Sky"- Another in the series of Urban Tropics... lush color, bright and
clear sky, buildings taller than mountains tower overhead.
JOHN RIXON- "Stack the Odds"- Very painterly
Hoffman would dig it! I think it's super, actually. There isn't enough
non-photo-realistic art out there on the Net! So lets hear it for the
abstractionists! "Hanging On"- More fifties abstract. It's a worthy
tradition and he does it justice here in this one! "Running from the
Simpletons"-My favorite of the three. Lovely blending of lush color.
GREGORY HOOSE - "Flying"- The concept of flight is not limited
to flying machines. The mind can also travel to distant places when
the body is at rest. This we all do in our dreams, and some also do
this while fully awake in prayer and in meditation and in all sincere
worship. "Garuda"- An ancient story. Retold in living color and
fully detailed with imagery and scenery from the times of yore!
This is a beautiful piece of illustration! "Sitaglen"-Here is a dream
like image that is also very real! Who is this buxom female leading
the reindeer? Where are they going? Where do they come from?
Is there life on other worlds? These and other questions come to
mind as we look into these hidden worlds.
KOLJA TATIC - "Blue Meeting" - Surreal
and dreamlike scenes
float in front of the two shadowy protagonists. What are they
discussing? Is THIS a very refined architectonic vision of purgatory?
"Courtyard"- An altarpiece of modern angst, perhaps. The lighting is
beautiful, the stonework immaculate, but where is the beautiful maiden?
LARRY LOVETT - "Alienia"- Who is this
person? An angel
perhaps, or an inhabitant of a neighboring planet, or perhaps from
a nearby gallaxy! She is not the girl next door, that much we know.
"Two Hearts"- A sentimental piece of work. Needs a little wine to
go with it perhaps. "Glowset"- Beautfully rendered computer
imagery which started out as a watercolor.For reasons hard to place,
this looks a bit like the work of Georges Rouault. The stained glass
style operates successfully with this natural religious kind of magical
realism. Albert Pinkham Ryder would have approved of this one
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