Hollis Cooper

Region: Pacific Coast

Website: http://www.holliscooper.com

City / State: Claremont, CA

Virtual environments have opened a new era in the experience of architectural space. Digital representation has produced perspectives that are no longer based on physical space but instead on multiple-user organization and efficiency - a limitless number of vanishing points. I regard these developments optimistically, as a means of expanding our ability to suspend disbelief and project ourselves into the world around us, interacting more actively with and within it. Viewing a painting is a similar process of projection - of entering a non-three-dimensional space. I believe that our involvement with the painted surface is enhanced by interacting with virtual environments, because we become more comfortable relating to spaces we cannot physically enter. I seek to integrate this new visual sensibility into the language of painting by creating works based on virtual architectural spaces.