Quayola: Pleasant Places

Video Projection

Borrowing its title from the first series of landscape prints produced in Holland in the 17th Century, ‘Pleasant Places’ is a multi-channel (moving) digital painting that explores the boundary between pictorial representation and code as abstract image.

The countryside of Provence serves as a point of departure for Quayola’s spectacular staging of landscape and the machinic gaze: through the misuse of image-analysis and manipulation algorithms, ‘Pleasant Places’ challenges the photographic image and proposes alternative modes of vision and synthesis.

To see at:
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

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Quayola is a visual artist based in London. He investigates dialogues and the unpredictable collisions, tensions and equilibriums between the real and artificial, the figurative and abstract, the old and new. His work explores photography, geometry, time based digital sculptures and immersive audiovisual installations.

Quayola’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British Film Institute, London; Park Ave Armory, New York; Bozar, Brussels; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Cité de la Musique, Paris; Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille; MNAC, Barcelona; National Art Center, Tokyo; UCCA, Beijing; Paco Das Artes, Sao Paulo; Triennale, Milan; Grand Theatre, Bordeaux; Ars Electronica, Linz; Elektra Festival, Montreal and Sonar Festival, Barcelona.

Quayola, extract from Pleasant Places, 2015



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