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MFA Computer Exhibition in Preparation for its 30th Anniversary

From 24 October to 25 November 2015, the School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, in New York, is presenting “Techtonic Shift”, an exhibition of prints, video and interactive installations by alumni of the Motion Graphics, Fine Art and Animation (MFA) Computer Art Department. The exhibition has been curated in preparation for the department’s 30th anniversary next year and curators, Milan Delvecchio and Angelica Vergel, wanted to take the opportunity to showcase the department’s fine art alumni and faculty. The artists exhibiting have incorporated a variety of analogue and digital media, experimenting with technology and abstraction such as Mel Hsieh’s video combines 35mm film footage with digital effects and 3D modelling. The MFA Computer Art Department emphasises creative research to making art with computers and emerging technologies. It is dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest ability and guides students in the development of a personal artistic style. The Department has distinguished itself with eight Student Academy Awards. The School of Visual Arts (SVA) has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for more than six decades. It is comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100...

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“Life forms” by Philippe Lardy at Menus Plaisirs Gallery

Paris, 16 July 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). From 12 October to 24 November 2012, the Menus Plaisirs Gallery in Paris will be displaying the latest works by Swiss artist Philippe Lardy under the title “Life forms”. It consists of two groups of works, each one consisting of the three same compositions of four paintings (100 x 70 cm) drawing inspiration from ribbons of folded paper. The successions of shapes allude to musical patterns on a border by unrolling itself like scores which intertwine like the double helix of DNA chains. These two groups, in perpetual dialogue, represent a reminder of the spiraling movement of life. Born in Basel in 1963 and having graduated from the Saint-Luc Institute of Brussels and from the School of Visual Arts of New York, Philippe Lardy started working in New York as a painter and illustrator. From 1989 onwards, he drew for the American press (The New York Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine). In 2000, he settled in Paris where he emphasized on his work as a painter. By seeking the limit between abstraction and figurative art, he managed to produce non-narrative images. Works by Philippe Lardy have been honoured with numerous prizes and are extensively displayed. “My occupation as a painter has always developed as a supplement to “all the information” in my illustrations” stated the artist in the exhibition’s press...

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