ItsgaloSILICA —  Imperfections

Opening Event
Tuesday 21st February
6 - 8pm: Reception evening

On View
22 - 27 Feb 2023
4 Cromwell Place, South Kensington
London SW7 2JE

SILICA is a series of 50 animated digital paintings made with a custom real-time painting software that builds on the tradition of color field painting. Each piece is uniquely generated through a stochastic generative process involving simulated paintbrushes, limited colour palettes, video feedback, and graphics quantization algorithms.

The brush strokes repeat themselves continuously producing layered colour mixtures which bleed together and are then quantized and separated into limited colors. Like halftone images, the resulting texture is a kind of primer on digital colour theory, where dithered pixels produce the illusion of a mixed colour. The animations loop seamlessly and are made of 90 unique individual still frames. Each animation is formatted as a 720x960 GIF.S

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SILICA is part of the group exhibition Imperfections.



Itsgalo is the screen-name for Galo Canizares, a designer, writer, and educator working across various creative fields from architecture to digital art to experimental software. He is currently an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design where he teaches courses on visualization and representation. Galo’s work interrogates the emerging sociotechnical...
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