Victor Acevedo: Davis Acevedo

  • ©2003, Victor Acevedo



    Davis Acevedo


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    29 inches x 40 inches


Artist Statement:

    The main intent of my print work is to explore the structure of space by re-visioning (photo)graphical data pulled from everyday life. Toward this goal, I build geometric space frames or objects using 30 software and then composite these synthetic structures into the artifactual space of each (photo)graph of interest.

    Apart from intuitively generated virtual or cyberspace objects, the use of particular space frames (geometrical matrices – networks of triangulated or semispherical polyhedra) and the graphical tension achieved by (digitally) juxtaposing them with photographic mappings of visual data becomes an opportunity to represent spatial-field phenomena in a way that is non-cubical and non-cubist. Moreover, the use of digital imaging tools supports the facile use of photographic realism with its native and varied perspectival embodiment, even as it is subject to a profound digitalic flux of an acutely abstract and metaphorical shape-shifting mixology, if you will.

    I am fond of saying: “There is no such thing as empty space:’ Among other things, “empty” space is filled with atoms and their dynamic interactions. Not only is space not empty, it has shape. In my pictures, I conceptualize space as a field. I render figures and their environments and connect them pictorially because they actually are connected in reality. At the same time, the connective networks or objectifications that I use (I would like to think) articulate the inherent structure of the so called empty space ‘tween the figure and ground.

    Apart from direct sensorial contact with nature, my key modern and contemporary influences have been the artists Cezanne, Picasso, Salvador Dali, and M.C. Escher; design-scientist-engineer-geometer R. Buckminster Fuller; and East-West scientists-philosophers Fritjof Capra and Ken Wilber.