A digital ode to artist Pierre Soulages. Last year in Rodez, southern France, 95-year-old French artist Pierre Soulages was honored with the opening of a rust-adorned museum in his name. Celebrated for an unconventional approach to painting using only black paint, artist manipulates the spectrum of light bouncing off the surfaces of his works, in turn conceiving a new shade of his own, “outrenoir” (meaning: “beyond black”).
Inspired by this abstract oeuvre, the New York-based visual artist and director Jonathan Turner creates an ode to Soulages, conceiving a hallucinogenic digital world that is scored by the maniacal beats of Dutch E. Germ.
Read full interview with Jonathan Turner on NOWNESS website
Jonathan Turner is a New York based artist and director working primarily in the mediums of film, video, animation and photography. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design in 1998. After working for the media artists and architects Diller + Scofidio, he became interested in the possibilities of digital media in performance and installation. His primary interest is in exploring the rhythms inherent in the rituals, cycles, and technology of the human and natural world. By focusing on these underlying behavioral patterns, he hopes to reveal a layer of meaning that is normally only perceived subconsciously. These concepts have been explored in a series of video projects, performances and installations as a solo artist and as a member of the art collective Yemenwed.
Since 2006 he has taught motion graphics and animation as an adjunct professor at Parsons the New School of Design.