Topologies by Quayola

If you’re a fan of contemporary video art and Baroque painting, rejoice! These two interests have come together in the work of Quayola, a London-based artist responsible for the video excerpted above. In his own words: “Quayola creates worlds where real substance, such as natural or architectural matter, constantly mutates into ephemeral objects.”  The real substance we’re looking at is the work of Baroque artist Tiepolo as it has been transformed by custom software into a faceted, throbbing mass. It’s exciting to see an image illustrating the process of the work (the Tiepolo painting next to a geometry generated from that painting) because it makes the non-narrative video more immediate and accessible. I can imagine how seeing these projections big, and up close would be immersive and I’m envious of folks in London who’ve had the opportunity.


January 6, 2011 / By