An Evening with Android Jones - Digital Salon
BDA's Digital Salon Series features prominent members of our community for an engaging evening of networking, community and inspirational presentations. Check out the entire series.
February Digital Salon
An Evening with Android Jones celebrating BDA's 14th Anniversary. We're pleased to welcome back internationally recognized visual artist Android Jones to BDA!
Join us for an exciting evening of networking followed by an inspiring presentation by Android Jones as he demonstrates how he creates his truly unique digital creations. There will also be plenty of time for a discussion on his process and a Q& A session about what it's like being an artist in today's society - especially one who strictly uses a digital medium.
- 6pm - 6:30pm: networking with light refreshments
- 6:45pm - 7:30pm: presentation by Android Jones
- 7:30pm: Q& A and discussion
There'll be ample time to meet new people, as well as enjoy great snacks and drinks, together with a live presentation by Android Jones. In addition, you'll also have an opportunity to address the crowd if you have a project to showcase, a job to offer, or crew positions you'd like to fill! If you do want to speak that night (for up to sixty seconds), please arrive early to get your place on the sign-up sheet, as time is limited!
We encourage you to arrive early at our Digital Salons to ensure getting a seat!
Presented By Android Jones
Android Jones' pictorial work is one strain of a larger project that he calls "Electro-Mineralist Art." Moving "beyond the traditional organic vegetable and animal technologies of pencils, ink, and brushes", Android takes up emergent technologies that are crystalline, metallic, electronic and digital in their materiality and aesthetic feel, implicating a historical scheme that echoes the integral view of planetary evolution from physiosphere to biosphere to noosphere to theosphere where the techno-media of exhibition artworks have been by and large, as the artist says, bound to or associated with the biologic. Android is classically trained in academic drawing and painting and this traditional art background is the foundation through which he bridges the knowledge of the past and brings it into the future.
The content of these marvelous works ranges vastly from the kosmic to the micro, from tantric beloved to sacred civics, from expansions of consciousness to reconfigurations of our three bodies. The pictorial syntax is at the very least proper to a teal register a collage mode descending from synthetic cubism. Subtle radiance and causal voids abound throughout.
Honoring the history of art, the mystical projects of the later Dali come to mind, Android taps into pre-modern, modernist, and post-modernist aesthetic idioms, advancing an Electro-Mineralist Art as Integral Alchemy.
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