Herbert Bayer “Chromatic Twist"¬†Tribute - Light Compositing Variant

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Posted in Motion || Posted on 2014-10-31 09:01:00


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Sometimes, I see an incredibly inspiring piece like Herbert Bayer’s "Chromatic Twist”(1970), and my mind explodes with joy. The instant I saw that piece, I knew two things instantly: 1. I would have to make a GIF inspired by it, and 2. I had to have its likeness painted on the wall in my Lab at home at some point in the coming year. That painting will not happen today, but this post will.

This was another design that I created for my exhibition at UMOCA, but this was actually not the version I displayed there. The next version, the Dark Compositing Variant, is the one which was displayed in the gallery, but this variation is beautiful in how it reflects the scene’s lights in such a fun ascending and descending pattern as the shape twists and un-twists.

This GIF is one in a set named “Herbert Bayer Chromatic Twist Tribute”, a design I created for my exhibition at the Utah Museum Of Contemporary Art (UMOCA), which ran from September 19th until October 16th, 2014.

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