Monday, 21 May 2012

Moving Screensavers

Moving Screensavers Biography
John Torreano, a senior professor with the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University, also is a celestial scholar when it comes to creating lunar-like surfaces that explore the abstract orbiting spheres and mysterious stark beauty of the galaxy. Since childhood, Torreano has been staring at the stars that literally surround the earth, dotting the night sky with tiny pinholes of surging brightness that often take millions of light years to reach us, but have served him with valuable inspiration. For most of his career, he has been investigating and diligently documenting the aesthetic drama inherent in the changing landscape of the cosmos. He literally has reached for the stars to bring to the plywood surfaces of his artworks a familiar distant constellation that normally is out of reach for us. Like a determined astronomer, Torreano retrieves sections of space from memory and scientific photographs, such as those relayed by the roving Hubble telescope. Considering that we are naturally confronted with a vast black space dusted with shimmering white light, the notion of color seems somewhat alien. John Torreano picks up on this phenomenon by adding areas of rich paint accented with commercially-made gemstones. As the leading master of contemporary visual interpretations of outer space, the artist constantly investigates the conflicts between an illusion and the reality, as we become the small scale observers of an endlessly changing skyscape—a giant black moving screensaver—that we enter for an orbiting excursion into the future with clues to our past. The celebrated painter, Richard Artschwager, described Torreano’s works as “paintings that stand still and make you move.” The artist has been on the move since earning his BFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and an MFA from Ohio State University. He has explored a variety of disciplines throughout his illustrious career, including furniture and hand-blown glass. His works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and Indianapolis Museum of Art. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Nancy Graves Foundation Grant for Visual Artists.
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
Moving Screensavers
some cool moving screen savers
Animated moving screen savers / Christmas scenes scenery / Nature

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