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Digital Art projects
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  1. 1. 11/20/10 5:37 PMDigital Art projects Page 1 of 3http://www.tomrchambers.com/dapjs.html Digital Art projects Metropolis: Some of Chambers' first work [1998 - 1999] with Metropolis and other images experimenting with symmetry/pattern as an artform. Pattern relies upon three characteristics: a unit, repetition, and a system of organization. Symmetry is a fundamental organizing principle in nature and in culture. The analysis of symmetry allows for understanding the organization of a pattern, and provides a means for determining both invariance and change. Metropolis and other images were exhibited at online galleries such as the Art Bin Gallery, Digital Art Museum and PhotoForum Gallery.>> GEO: One of Chambers' earlier works for print with new media components utilizing Fabio Ciucci's Anfy applets. Fabio says, "Nice application of my applets. I majored at the Institute of the Arts here in Lucca, Italy. After all, the Anfy applets are meant to be art, mostly." Geo and its new media components are abstract representations of Earth's geography/climate through an applet experimentation process. Geo was exhibited as a part of the 2001 IDAA exhibition at Noosa Regional Gallery, Australia.>> Blue Sky: Chambers put this work together based on his experimentation with the pixel [Pixelscape], Traditional African symbolism and appropriation of his photodocumentary project [Southwest of Rusape: The Mucharambeyi Connection] that he made in Zimbabwe, Africa. This appropriation or borrowing/presentation of images in ways that offer the viewer new perspectives and/or values associated with them is the essence of Blue Sky as well as an exercise in Web mechanics.>> Toe Totem: Chambers put this work together as scanner art, a play on the word, toe [part of the anatomy scanned] and a study of the totem as a tribute to the Native peoples who made/make totems as symbols that that each Native family, or clan, adopts. This image was exhibited as a part of Glass Membrane: Scanner to Screen (group show), Digital Studio, UCR/California Museum of Photography, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. (2002).>> Chinese Character Studies: Chambers' sensitization to the Chinese language [characters] led him to this study utilizing various Chinese characters within a simple design context. He views the characters not as a language, but as objects/subjects within their translated environment. These images and Flash versions were presented as a part of the Digital/New Media Art Seminar at Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing China, 2005. Brush up on your Chinese to be able to understand these images.>> Pixelscapes: Chambers has been working with the pixel since 2001, and he's currently involved with the fifth generation of images as Minimal Art. With Minimalism, no attempt is made to represent an outside reality, and the viewer responds to only what is in front of
  2. 2. 11/20/10 5:37 PMDigital Art projects Page 2 of 3http://www.tomrchambers.com/dapjs.html him. With all of the complexities and myriad approaches to art that the current Digital Revolution offers, Chambers says, "There's no need to look any further than the pixel because it doesn't pretend to be anything else other than truth." Pixelscapes exhibited at numerous venues, worldwide.>> My Dear Malevich: Chambers found these Pixelscapes ... as a homage ... within a photo of Kasimir Malevich [Ukranian-born artist, 1878- 1935] via magnification, filter treatment [halftone] and isolation of the pixel(s) in Photoshop. Malevich founded the art movement, Suprematism in Moscow, 1913 as a parallel to Constructivism. Suprematism ["supremacy of forms"] is a study in abstraction conceived in itself ... non-objective and not related to anything except geometric shapes and colors ... and a precursor to Minimalism. Exhibited at Zhaoqing University [China] and Novosibirsk State Art Museum [Russia], 2007. Buy this book. >> Another China: Chambers uses appropriation [borrowing/presentation of images in ways that offer the viewer new perspectives and/or values associated with them] again of his photodocumentary series, Widescreen China, by combining three images via RGB software and utilizing gradient filters. China becomes fantastical and as a foreigner [outsider] for almost three years in this country, Chambers projects personal feelings of delight, awe, confusion and frustration - at the same time.>> Soft Portraits: Chambers takes a look at self-portraiture as an incorporation of various graphics software programs to affirm e- technology's overriding presence in today's society. And in a mixed- media sense, he contrasts photographic image(s) with the text and design of the software to make the point that the product (image(s)) and the tool (software) are one and the same - coexistent as a part of the creative process.>> Tom Series: Chambers utilizes the self-portrait to project his life experiences. The portrait remains constant with the experience [situation] indicated as a change or flux in the image. It is not only an artwork about Chambers' life ... biography [visual/textual] ... but also a reference tool ... a study of history through his existence. A part of this series was included [instructor invitation] in the SELF/SOUL Student Exhibition, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province, China (2006). Buy this book. >> Buddha Earth: Chambers made this work for Common Ground ... a touring art exhibition which premiered in Beijing, China at the Huan Tie Art Museum in November 2008, and now continues in North America and Europe in 2010. A new Common Ground exhibition will be produced in London 2012 to coincide with the Summer Olympic games in London. It's a corporate sponsored, brand extension series of events that generates media coverage through artist and celebrity participation, with visibility on television, print media and on the Web. Through this visibility and art sales, Common Ground raises
  3. 3. 11/20/10 5:37 PMDigital Art projects Page 3 of 3http://www.tomrchambers.com/dapjs.html awareness and funds for environmental stewardship projects. >> Just Words: Chambers utilizes portraits of Native Americans from the Edward Curtis Collection at The Library of Congress. The title of the project is a play on the "White man's" broken promises, and the words seen as a part of the art reflect Tom R. Chambers' emotional states or reactions to the mistreatment and near annihilation of the indigenous population by his Anglo Saxon Ancestors. He hopes to begin to find closure for his haunted existence with this attempt as a political statement through the Arts.. >>

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