Unveiling: Particle Field (Triptych) by Leo Villareal at Art House

Mar 22, 2019
Art House
231 Delgado St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Artists Included:
Leo Villareal
Exhibitions

Digital & Electronic Art

Art House is excited to publicly unveil Leo Villareal’s 2017 generative digital animation Particle Field (Triptych). This artwork is in a constant state of creation. Leo Villareal programmed Particle Field (Triptych) to generate a live, ever-changing composition. Its custom code is vital to the artwork’s identity and experience.

Villareal invokes with his triptych the sacred power of Renaissance altarpieces and the expressive energy of 20th century Color Field painters and performers. The artist said of his digital abstraction, “I wanted to make something that feels like it has existed for a long time using a very contemporary use of technology.”

Villareal produces the world’s largest outdoor light installations in which LEDs are treated as networked pixels across steel bridges and riverbanks. For his monitor-based artworks, Villareal makes use of the latest advance in display technology, the OLED screen, capable of individual cell illumination and the deepest black levels yet invented. Villareal’s algorithm pushes gigabytes of data across 24 million combined pixels in a choreography of orderly chaos.


On view at the Thoma Foundation’s Art House gallery, located at 231 Delgado Street in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Art House is open Thursdays through Saturdays, 10:00am-5:00pm. Please contact Art House with any questions.