GATE, 2022

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GATE is an artwork created in December 2022 using a digital moiré pattern technique, which consists of two overlapping images to generate the illusion of a third. The animation pictures an imaginary gate designed as a folding screen, with an arched doorway at its center and diamond-shaped windows on each side. The visual style of GATE draws from 16-bit era computer graphics and optical art to create a seemingly paper-thin architecture playing with our sense of perspective, light, and depth.

GATE is informed by many of my experiences of early computer graphics and videogames at a young age. The artwork also considers the affinity for escapism, dreamscapes, symbolic architectures, and liminal spaces built upon these experiences. Growing up in the 80s, 8-bit and 16-bit graphics played a significant role in the shaping of imaginary worlds – means of escape from reality, where the space of the screen was a two-dimensional portal leading into multi-dimensional universes. GATE is a reflection on the quality of these universes, with its game-like appearance and elements of personal mythology. The architectural form is both symbolic and a space of projection. It also draws inspiration from Japanese folding screen furniture and eighties dark fantasy films. GATE, as a screen and portal, operates within a broader tradition of artworks as sites for the imagination.

Artwork information: 3840x2160 pixels (4K), 72 frames, 25 frames per second, 256 colors, 2022. The collector of GATE will be offered various archival versions of the artwork.


Medium
Video (mp4)
Blockchain
Ethereum
Dimensions
3840 x 2160
File size
85.85 MB

Original price: $650
Last sold for: $750
Released: Dec 19, 2022

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