Quayola is a visual artist based in London. He employs cutting-edge technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums between seemingly opposing forces: the real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old and new.

Constructing immersive installations, often at historically significant architectural sites, he engages with and reimagines canonical, iconographic imagery through contemporary technology. Hellenistic sculpture, Old Master painting, and Baroque architecture are some of the historical aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola's abstract compositions. His varied practice, all deriving from custom computer software, also includes computational painting, 3D printing, audiovisual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper.

All these mediums feed into his latest body of work, Jardins d ́Été, which investigate the ways in which nature and landscapes are observed, studied and synthesized, becoming a point of departure towards abstraction. Quayola recreated similar conditions to the classical impressionist landscape painter, however he engages with an extensive technological apparatus to capture the sensitive nuances of reality beyond our senses. Here natural landscapes are observed and analysed through the eye of the machine, and re-purposed through new modes of visual synthesis.

Posted on Nov 01, 2019