“Blossoming”, New Digital Artwork by John F Simon, Jr, Now Represented by David Richard Gallery, New
Blossoming Digital new media artwork that never repeats itself with touch active monitor. By John F. Simon, Jr.
Acrylic plastic, Raspberry Pi computer, LED touch screen, custom software 2018 Open edition 11 x 14 x 3" Outer frame dimension (10.1 inch diagonal monitor dimension) US$ 3,000
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This custom software edition is inspired by Paul Klee's 1934 painting 'Blossoming', enacting simple rules in complex ways to explore Klee's systematic, modernist approach to color and composition. Returning to his love of time-based color studies, Simon now layers in the experience he has gained over the last 20 years working daily with pencil and gouache on paper. (Statement from artist John F. Simon, Jr).
Detail view showing side profile of frame: The frame is made of white acrylic with sides and a cleat on the back to hang the artwork. The computer, software, cables and mount for the monitor are concealed within the white frame for a clean and contemporary look.
About John F. Simon, Jr.: John F Simon Jr, a New York-based artist uses programming and digital language as his primary visual medium. He combines his digital explorations of color and pattern with diverse laser cut, engraved and inlayed materials, assemblages, paint and graphite to create complete environments and visualizations of meditative explorations. Simon also explores the web as an important tool for creativity and communication. He has been creating a new drawing everyday and posting them on iclock.com since 2008. Simon earned his MFA in computer art from the School of visual arts in New York, an MA in Earth and Planetary Science form Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a BA in Studio Art and BS in Geology, both from Brown University in Providence, RI. His artworks have been exhibited internationally and he was represented by Sandra Gering in New York for much of his career, Simon has had numerous museum exhibitions at: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Albright Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, NY, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, Digital Art Museum [DAM], Berlin, Germany, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, Denver Art Museum; Denver, CO, among many other others. Selected Public Collections Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO University of Iowa Museum of Art, IA Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS The Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Deluth, MN Robert J. Schiffler Foundation, Greenville, OH The Print Collection of the New York Public Library, New York, NY The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH Zurich Capital Markets, New York, NY The College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Museo Extremeo e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporneo, Badajoz, Spain Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
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