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PIXELSCAPES: NEXT GENERATION by Tom R. Chambers
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(Click on asterisk links to view Shift version [*], Pixeltone Scan version [**] and Original (larger) version [***].) (Use full screen.)
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In the shadows of the Pioneers of Abstraction, these Pixelscapes begin to approach a true abstract visual language in Digital Art. The compositions cease to function as a reflection of reality through image magnification and pixel configuration. It is hoped that they are capable of evoking a spiritual experience and in keeping with similar beliefs of the early Pioneers. These Pioneers practiced Art as a metaphysical quest for higher truth, and these Pixelscapes possibly move in a similar quest or direction as it relates to placement, juxtaposition and color-field excitation. In favor of felt experience, these Pixelscapes, begin to transcend the Digital Art genre by making use of themselves and within, or in other words, this quest for higher truth is Minimalist in its approach, and because of the magnification, a revelation of sorts exists through seen pixels.

Click on Inside-deep Series (Pixelscapes: Fourth Generation). This series is a continuation of Pixelscapes, but at greater magnification with contour/texture conversion for reconfiguration.

Click on Inside-deep Series (Pixelscapes: Third Generation). This series is a continuation of Pixelscapes, but at greater magnification with halftone conversion for reconfiguration.

Click on Pixeltones: Scan Series. This series is a derivative of Pixelscapes utilizing halftone conversions and the Lens applet to explore Abstract Expressionism through kinetics.

Click on Pixeltone Gradients: Shift Series. This series is a derivative of Pixelscapes utilizing halftone conversions, gradient filters and the Huerot applet to explore Abstract Expressionism.

Click on links that lead to Chambers' experimentation with 360-degree Pixelscapes that explore Abstract Expressionism through kinetics:

'APIIA'    'APIIB'    'APIIC'    'APIID'    'APIIE'    'APIIF'

These Pixelscapes are interactive to allow the viewer to move "deeper" into the images and experiment with movement ... simultaneously ... to effect mood/emotional changes.


Click on links that lead to Chambers' Pixelscape Pans via manual, horizontal/vertical scrolling:

'PP-1'    'PP-2'    'PP-3'    'PP-4'    'PP-5'    'PP-6'    'PP-7'    'PP-8'    'PP-9'    'PP-10'   


Pixelscapes: Next Generation Exhibitions:

Pixelscapes: Next Generation (and derivatives)/Inside-deep Series (Pixelscapes: Third Generation) (group show), International Festival of Digital Imaging & Animation, Novosibirsk, Russia, October 18 - 19, 2003.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation (group show), Novosibirsk International Contemporary Graphic Biennial 2003, Novosibirsk, Russia, September - October, 2003.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (as a part of Art Is Everywhere, Boston Cyberarts Festival) (view screenshots), April 26 - May 10, 2003.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation (and derivatives)/Inside-deep Series (Pixelscapes: Third Generation) (featured artist; solo show), Digital Content Consortium (DCC) Conference, University of North Carolina-Pembroke, March 28-29, with the exhibition to continue at the UNC Art Department/Media Integration Project through May 15, 2003.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation (solo show), Museum of Contemporary Art, Solovki (Solovetskie Ostrova/Solovetskie Islands, White Sea), Russia, Summer, 2002.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation (solo show), Global Art Internet Gallery, 2002.

ArCade-III in Russia (Pixelscapes: Next Generation) (group show) (an international exhibition of computer generated prints), Novosibirsk, Russia (curated by Sue Gollifer, University of Brighton and the London Institute, UK and by Andrey Martynov, LeVall Art Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia), July 18 - 31, 2002.

Pixelscapes: Next Generation (solo show), LeVall Art Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia, April 4-17, 2002.


Pixelscapes Exhibitions:

Pixelscapes (solo show), VzualNet Gallery, 2002.

Pixelscapes (Celebration, Passion, Go Green, Lift, Skyline I and Redistrict) (solo show), DigiZine.com, 2002.

Pixelscapes (Celebration, Lemon-Lime, Contact, Overseas, Passion, Go Green, Red Sweep, Runway, Lift, Skyline II, Sunrise and Yellow Field) (solo show), It's Art, Baby! Art!, 2002.

Pixelscapes (Celebration, Lemon-Lime, Contact, Overseas, Passion, Go Green, Red Sweep, Runway, Lift, Skyline II, Sunrise and Yellow Field) (solo show), K Blue Square Gallery, 2001.

Pixelscapes (Celebration, Passion, Lift, Skyline I, Sunrise and Redistrict) (solo show), Digital Salon Gallery, 2001.

Pixelscapes (group show), 2nd Interpoetry Exhibition - The Hypermedia Poetics, Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Education, Presbyterian University Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil, 2001.

Pixelscapes (group show), Digital Media Festival 2001, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, 2001.

Pixelscapes (Medic, Overseas and Passion) (solo show), Museum of Computer Art (MOCA), 2001.

Pixelscapes (Skyline I and Skyline II) (group show), Information Visualization Symposium 2001, The Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England, 2001.


Pixeltone: Scan Series Exhibitions:

6th International Information Visualization Conference, DART (Pixeltones: Scan Series) (group show), University of London, London, England, July 10-12, 2002.

Glass Membrane: Scanner to Screen (Pixeltones: Scan Series and Toe Totem) (group show), Digital Studio, UCR/California Museum of Photography, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A., March 23, 2002 - May 12, 2002 (Curated by Ted Fisher).

Pixeltones (solo show), VzualNet Gallery, 2002.


Pixeltone Gradients: Shift Series Exhibitions:

Digital Showcase 15 (Pixeltone Gradients: Shift Series) (group show), Austin Museum of Digital Art (AMODA), Austin, Texas, May 28, 2002.


Tom R. Chambers is a documentary photographer and visual artist with over forty "real" world exhibitions in the United States, England, Australia, Russia, Zimbabwe, South Korea, Philippines and Brazil and several "virtual" world exhibitions. He is self-taught with numerous photo/visual arts workshops and arts public programming to his credit. He founded and directed a photography gallery, Viewpoint, which catered to nationally-known photographers and was mentioned in American Photo Magazine. Many of his projects are now a part of various archives around the world, and he's currently working with digital manipulation and generation as an art form and Pixelscapes under the namesake of New Directions. He's heavily involved on the Internet, having initiated and coordinated two hyperlinked photo exhibitions for PhotoForum and under the auspices of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and currently managing Focus Gallery, an online gallery for those individuals who are using digital manipulation and generation as an art form. He's also teaching documentary photography at various Web sites.


Chambers Website: http://tomchambers.0catch.com
Chambers E-mail: chambersdva@yahoo.com