Blind Gallery Reveal #1: Ciudad Central
A celebration of colors, forms, and memories...
Ciudad Central (Spanish for Central City) marks the first Blind Gallery Seed Edition reveal and draws inspiration from three renowned contemporary artists — James Turrell, Jesus Soto, and Carlos Cruz-Diez.
They committed their artist’s careers to mastering optics, movement, and light, and the mysterious artist behind Ciudad Central aims to blend and translate those characteristics into the digital realm.
Jesus Soto (6.5.1923 - 1.14.2005) was considered one of the kinetic arts pioneers.
Soto wanted his art to express something fundamentally different. He wanted to create movement without machines, and not through illusion alone, but through real world interactive relationships.
To accomplish his goals he began experimenting with artworks called Vibrations, which feature patterned surfaces with other patterned elements suspended in front of them.
Later on, Soto explored Penetrables. Consisting of thin fibers hanging from the ceiling in a tight pattern, a Penetrable allows a viewer to enter it and to become completely absorbed into the volume of the work.
- Illusion and the Abstract in the Works of Jesus Rafael Soto
James Turrell (5.6.1943)dedicated his practice to what he has deemed perceptual art, investigating the materiality of light.
My work is about space and the light that inhabits it. It is about how you can confront that space and plumb it. It is about your seeing, like the wordless thought that comes from looking into a fire.
Carlos Cruz Diez (8.17.1923 – 9.27.2019) was considered by some scholars to have been "one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century." He is particularly known for his work in kinetic art, especially the Physicromie Series.
"Color is an autonomous event that does not require form.”
What makes this collection special is its power to smoothly combine these three - similar but distinct - styles into a generative digital medium.
Ciudad Central will be released during the Blind Gallery Seed Edition via fxhash.
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Illusion and the Abstract in the Works of Jesus Rafael Soto, by Philip Barcio https://www.ideelart.com/magazine/jesus-rafael-soto
James Turrell, Superblue https://www.superblue.com/artists/james-turrell/
James Turrell, Pace Gallery https://www.pacegallery.com/artists/james-turrell/
Más allá de Carlos Cruz-Diez, by Claudia Arévalo. https://steemit.com/spanish/@clacrax/mas-alla-de-carlos-cruz-diez