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Artist Talk

Event date: 
Sunday, 15 October, 2017 - 15:00 to 16:00
Event location: 
LifeSpace
Event speaker: 
Andy Lomas

Please join us at LifeSpace this Sunday 15 October at 3pm for an Artist Talk with Andy Lomas as part of our current exhibition bubble, bulge, bleb. 

Andy has long been fascinated by D’Arcy Thompson’s work and the influence of his book On Growth and Form. For his works included in our exhibition bubble, bulge, bleb, Andy has focussed his attention on the production of animations and objects that exhibit properties of growth within software systems he writes himself. There are many parallels between Andy's software and the generative modelling systems used by scientists including Dr. Rastko Sknepnek here at University of Dundee. 

Come on Sunday to this public talk and discover more about the development of his art works and influences on his practice. All welcome.

This event coincides with the D'Arcy Thompson On Growth & Form Centenary Conference from 13-15 October 2017 at University of Dundee.

 

Biography
Andy Lomas is a digital artist and mathematician. His art work explores how complex sculptural forms can be created emergently by simulating growth processes. Inspired by the work of Alan Turing, D'Arcy Thompson and Ernst Haeckel, his practice exists at the boundary between art and science.
He has exhibited work in over 50 joint and solo exhibitions, including at the Royal Society, SIGGRAPH, Japan Media Arts Festival, Ars Electronica Festival, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Watermans and the ZKM. His work is in the collections at the V&A and the University of Dundee's D'Arcy Thompson Art Fund Collection, and was selected by Saatchi Online to contribute to a special exhibition in the Zoo Art Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 2014 his work Cellular Forms won The Lumen Prize Gold Award.
He is a Visiting Lecturer at UCL, The Bartlett School of Architecture and a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths University of London. Previously Andy worked as an Emmy award winning supervisor of computer generated effects on major film productions.