@1 year ago
#op art vector art color theory terbo ted object commission trippy effect visual
…continuing my recent fascination with OP ART, which has obviously been pushing a lot of other people’s happy buttons as well. Already, I’m booked for summer art shows in SF and LA that have op art themes and motifs.
Viscerally I totally get it, and have for most of my life, op art is sort of self evident, duh. But I’ve been doing some research too. These pages at wikipedia, and their diagrams of how the cones in the human eye see color, are heavily influencing some of my current visual decisions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_vision. Very much interested in how humans have three sets of cones to see color in our eyes; one in the purple-blue spectrum; another blue/cyan/green, another green-red. And then playing with how these work together and against each other.
Also great fun is to do an image search for ‘black and white op art’ at google images, witness: http://images.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=1463&bih=774&q=black+and+white+op+art&gbv=2&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq= light/dark contrast in the human eye is seen or perceived with sets of rods, not cones, which is why night vision is different than our daylight spectrum color vision.
There’s about a dozen recent op art works of mine you can see up on my flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/terboted/5712125132/in/photostream/ most of them are still in my studio and very much for sale.
And if you’d like to surround yourself with some great op art objects at home or work, I can easily help set you up with that, either from my existing collection of works, or custom commissions based on a particular image or effect you are interested in. everything is possible, from self adhesive wallpaper to printing on thick plexiglass, to grittier hand painted or assembled objects evocative of today’s street art craze, my current favorite. contact me through my website, www.terboted.com