Roy Schneemann, Rosenau Member Since July 2011 Artist Statement My original visual contemporary art is about intersections – the intersection of nature and technology; the intersection of tangible and spiritual worlds; the intersection of the European cultures where I have lived and worked, as well as western interpretations of ancient visionary art from the east.
The use of pixels and a mouse instead of paint and brush is no compromise. My approach to the reality of the brushstroke is as a classically trained fine artist who also works digitally, thus having a leg in both camps. Yeah, that sounds odd, but that's the joys of having a leg in both camps. Instead, my fusion of creativity and mathematical calculations results in one-of-a-kind, professional contemporary art on fine canvases that challenge your perceptions of the most mundane: birds in flight, cityscapes, an apricot. Bold, brightly colored images from my generated palette of 16 million colors become intricate mandala-like devotions.
The subject matter of my contemporary art has evolved to the point it has something valid to say; and secondly the archival issues have been removed, making it a legitimate subject to include in a serious collections. We are drawn into the mystical world by more subtle, textured works that depict the fractured architecture of nature with translucent overlays that seem to reveal their own pulse.
Contemporary or Modern Art creations emerge from my imaginative experiments and have now become the newest genre of fine art, worldwide. New audiences of my work might envision a festival of O’Keeffe, Dali, and Disney, but the true celebration is in the eclectic vision of my collection alone.
I merge the real with the artificial, in an effort to construct new "realities" with new interpretive possibilities, into confounding and delightful visual spectacles.
The result is a kind of art that is both extremely accessible and fascinatingly new...
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Dr. Roy Schneemann
Persistence of Vision, 1993 (ISBN: 2-910296-00-8)
1994, Master of Arts in Fine Arts (M.F..A.) Canterbury University UK
1997, Doctor of Arts in Fine Arts (D.F.A.) Canterbury University UK