Peter Gric born 1968 is Austrian painter, drawer and illustrator originally from Czech Republic. In the early nineties he started to discover the possibilities of computer graphics for his paintings. From then on his organic-surreal visual imagery was enriched by complex architectural structures and artefacts.
In place of using pencil and sketchbook he began to design his compositions with a 3D visualization software, he started to transfer the virtual reality into painting and consequently found within this fusion to his very unique and distinctive stile.
This method is most obvious in his Artificial Spaces series. These paintings are based on three-dimensional geometries built with something like a virtual building block system or other mathematical and algorithmic concepts. The creation of these images becomes a play with complex spaces and perspectives in order to create normally non-accessible places in a completely artificial arrangement of space and light. By translating these virtual concepts into paint, Gric attempts to enter into those artificial spaces, and render them tactile.
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posted by Margaret