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RAOUL SIMPSON

Represented artist for Illumini Crypt-mas 2010 . . . . .. .. /////////////////////////////////////////////////. BACK ... NEXT PROFILE

Category: Visual Artists
Location: Ireland
Contact: Email
Website:
www.raoulsimpsondesign.com

Background

With over a decade as an international lighting/video designing bespoke private commissions, Raoul has been commissioned to undertake design work for Cirque du Soleil, MTV, and a host of private and corporate clients inthe UK, Europe and further afield.More recently however Raoul has turned his attentions to creating art works using his extensive knowledge of video and light emitting materials.

Statement

As contemporary culture gets to grips with the ramifications of 'virtualisation' I consider the mechanics of the world, and in particular the connections between television images, digital manipulation and electronic surveillance with the participant in my artworks who with the click of a mouse and use of a simple keyboard can interact with the pieces - from an office building that allows for the ability to alter the colour of its facade by way of a web interface to a video narrative that depicts some of humanities uglier sides interlaced with images of future and hope.

Through my artwork I seek to undermine the familiar and the recognisable altering the natural dynamics of the world by exploiting its relationship with interfaces and representational systems in contemporary electronic media. My work utilises the dynamic possibilities offered by contemporary physical-digital systems and in so doing produces cutting edge interactive video and light installations.

It is my intention not only to create artworks by bridging commercially based tools and products with a conceptual virtual world, but also to provide a structure within which to promote the techniques involved so that they may be pirated, cut and pasted to form new artworks with new possibilities

Gallery

Above images copyright of Raoul Simpson 2010