Hybrid Forms (2015)
A new art work created for ECAL 2015
Four high definition video streams with accompanying audio
3Sixty, Ron Cooke Hub
Artist's Talk: Morphogenetic Creations
This presentation will look at Andy Lomas' Morphogenetic Creations. Inspired by Alan Turing, Ernst Haeckel and D'Arcy Thompson, these series of art works use simplified models of morphogenesis to explore the generation of complex three dimensional structures.
The aim is to create forms emergently from the interactions between individual cells, exploring generic similarities between many different shapes in nature rather than emulating any particular organism. The process reveals universal archetypal forms that can come from growth-like processes rather than top-down externally engineered design.
The talk will cover his work over the last 10 years including the 'Aggregation, 'Flow' and 'Cellular Forms' series, leading to his latest work, 'Hybrid Forms', which is being exhibited for the first time at ECAL 2015.
Andy Lomas is a digital artist and Emmy award winning supervisor of computer generated effects. Cellular Forms is the latest part of Morphogenetic Creations: a series of work which explores how complex organic structures, such as those seen in nature, can be the emergent generative products of growth processes.
In 2014 Cellular Forms won The Lumen Prize Gold Award, as well as the Best Artwork Award from the A-Eye exhibition at AISB-50, and an Honorary Mention from the jury at the Ars Electronica Festival.
He has had work exhibited in over 50 joint and solo exhibitions, including SIGGRAPH, the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville. He has work in the D'Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection, and was selected by Saatchi Online to contribute to a special exhibition in the Zoo Art Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts.
His production credits include Walking With Dinosaurs, Matrix: Revolutions, Matrix: Reloaded, Over the Hedge, The Tale of Despereaux, Avatar, and he received Emmys for his work on The Odyssey (1997) and Alice in Wonderland (1999).
homepage: Morphogenetic Creations