Recording open explorations and the history of what has come before.
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A lot of effort is applied to creating and curating this space. I treat it as an online exhibition space. Of course, the chance of a sale is a side-effect that comes with the space. I am more interested in how these different lines of enquiry sit together in the space, how I can introduce new work and cycle out those outcomes that have served their time. It never sits still for very long.
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I use signal and noise as my primary mediums. A signal stimulates an idea, noise interferes, and the enquiry generates new outcomes.
In the record of my enquiry you will find a constant dialogue between digital and analogue, one informing the other, I flip and flop between the two and occasionally we meet in the middle somewhere to create something unexpected. In logic flip-flops are bi-stable elements, in my art digital and analogue are bi-unstable, almost as if there is a self clocking mechanism encouraging constant movement between states and exploration of the space in-between.
A great many master artists have, over the years, created a large proportion of their work with the help of multiple assistants and technicians. For me, my network of computers are a substitute for that team. Using my coding and math skills, honed for thousands of hours of practice over a (35 year) career as a systems engineer, I can explore a theme more widely and more deeply than I could if I made everything by hand. I also use a computer when I desire precision, when the goal is to eliminate as much of the noise as possible. I then work by hand as a guaranteed way of introducing natural noise. My hand making skills have been honed for thousands of hours of practice over a shorter (10 year) period as a full time artist. By 'noise' I am usually considering emotion, imprecision, and happy accidents. There is a certain tension between these two approaches. The act of exploring that tension, using all the skills available to me, generates the most satisfaction. If my enquiry, practice and outcomes have any artistic value to others, then that is a bonus, a side-effect of my need to make what I make.
The materials used to create an outcome are chosen to be appropriate to the enquiry. An outcome may be real (a drawing, a painting, a print, an installation) or virtual (a digital image, an animation, a blog, a web site). Outcomes often contain multiple components. Real outcomes are currently held in private collections in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Romania.
All artwork and associated text is copyright © REVAD David Riley.
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