Lectures & Symposia

“There are spirals everywhere,” Says Computer Artist Jean-Pierre Hébert

June 16, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
Digital & Media Art

Surprisingly, computer-art pioneer Jean-Pierre Hébert uses his complex technical processes to represent phenomena found in nature.

“The spiral is something—a shape, an idea, a concept—that I really like because it is so prevalent in nature, in our cells, in flowers and pine cones, in shells, but also in galaxies and at all kinds of scales, in water and clouds vortices. When you think about it, there are spirals everywhere.

I think that a lot of my work has to deal with this general cosmic feeling of the Big Bang, and the formation of galaxies, oceans and water, life, and so forth; this is very present in my thinking all the time, and very much behind my work.”

Jean-Pierre Hébert lectures at Art House in Santa Fe, NM on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. Limited Seating. RSVP required. More information HERE.

Jean-Pierre Hébert pioneered the creation of conceptual drawings based on original code proofed by computer-driven devices. He produces algorithmic, lyrical and spiritual works on paper, sand and water as well as visual music, artist’s books and installations. His work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and has achieved international recognition. Hébert is currently Artist in Residence at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at U.C. Santa Barbara and has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner and a David Bermant grants. He received the 2012 Siggraph Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art. www.jeanpierrehebert.com

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