Michael Kappers, Abstract Art, Abstract Expressionism, Digital Art;
My most recent body of work frees me from traditional animation and graphic design principles that had become second nature in my creative practice over years of commercial work in industry. I now find myself unconsciously creating shape and form without a preconceived vision of the final outcome. This allows for a free-flowing approach to my canvas. The canvas in which my forms are created is virtual space and can be described as an infinite cube. The first step I take in each of my pieces is creating a cube with the center residing at Cartesian coordinates 0,0,0. From there, I make the decision either to subdivide the cube into sections or extrude faces from the cube. In either case, I begin to see the possibilities in which the form can take. Some forms are organic and rhythmic while others become machined and rigid. At this stage, color and light are not a part of the equation.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Studio Art and the Computer
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Kappers, Michael, "Virtually Abstract" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3794.