SIMON KAVANAGH
Dublin, Europe - Ireland



Original Artworks (4)

Simon Kavanagh; Technobabies, 2004, Original Computer Art, 29 x 60 cm. Artwork description: 241 This series is based on a' deigner babies' ( technology v humanity) piece that I did 5 years ago. The original piece consisted of two x- ray images side by side. One skull with an embryo representing how with modern technology the sex of the baby, the other ...
Simon Kavanagh
Original Computer Art, 2004
29 x 60 cm (11.4 x 23.6 inches)
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Simon Kavanagh; CLOSE UP Ll, 2006, Original Computer Art, 100 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 These prints and painted canvases are taken from, yes youve guessed it KOSMOS. The Close up ll series are 4 canvases joined together, printed acrylic on canvas. ...
Simon Kavanagh
Original Computer Art, 2006
100 x 100 cm (39.4 x 39.4 inches)
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Simon Kavanagh; Unwatched ATOM, 2005, Original Computer Art, 80 x 80 cm. Artwork description: 241 The' Unwatched ATOM' is from a series based around the potentia of an atom. It is 1 frame from a' potential' 1000 frame animation. The piece' s concept is simple, that any atom has the potential to become anything, but usually when you are not watching. Its ...
Simon Kavanagh
Original Computer Art, 2005
80 x 80 cm (31.5 x 31.5 inches)
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Simon Kavanagh; Campbells Condenced, 2006, Original Computer Art, 70 x 100 cm. Artwork description: 241 This series is based on the warhol campbell soups tins that shot him to fame. When he printed them originally, it was as a statement of mass production. A lot of his themes including this one came about when he would ask people or strangers what he ...
Simon Kavanagh
Original Computer Art, 2006
70 x 100 cm (27.6 x 39.4 inches)
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Artist Statement

Why is it, or how is it that after the most incredible artistic revolution which occurred at the beginning of the last century, Art has become the most static of all the arts. Considering, that experimentation into the use of computers and technology in artistic expression started proper in the 50ís, why then is art not catering for increased social awareness and using the tools that are currently and for some time have been at their disposal. What would the Futurists, Cubists, Constructivists etc. have made of this advanced technology, if you consider for example what the Futurists did with cinema in 1916, and the cubists with painting and sculpture. Lets not, belittle all the very unique and ground breaking work that was created in the 50 years that followed, Fluxus, OP Art, pop art, kinetic art, happenings etc. It seems after Nam juin Pak, everything went horizontal, even his work...What is next? What has happened to the modern day artist? Commerciality perhaps! Lack of inspiration? Skill? Time?...

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