Born in Italy and currently living in London, Quayola is considered to be at the forefront of digital media. His practice was born out of his long-standing interest in audio and visual music, but he has since expanded his practice into the realm of photography, CGI and performance. For his first solo show on the West Coast he has created a large-scale, fully-immersive environment that will feature three distinct bodies of work: Typologies, Strata and Nature (which are comprised of 12 videos in total). At the center of his practice is a deep interest in the inherent structures found within Classical traditions ie, Renaissance architecture, well-known Rococo paintings and nature itself, and how those forms relate to digital mediums. By using a combination of original photography and software programs, he is able to identify and animate those inherent structures, which become the real protagonists of his extraordinary short films. The result is not only a celebration of the outright beauty of classical aesthetics but how they relate to digital artists through the use of mathematics.
Drawing his influence from painters Wassily Kandinsky and Oscar Fischinger, Quayola creates composed and real‐time generative sound visualizations resulting in huge and dynamic animated projections with impactful original sound.
Quayola’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Barcelona), the Royal Albert Hall (London), Gaite Lyrique (Paris), the Palais des Beaux Arts (Lille), the Yota Space (St. Petersburg), MIS (Sao Paulo) Casa Franca (Rio de Janeiro), MISZ (Moscow) and many more.
Davide Quayola is here from London this week to open a solo show at YoungProjects – a contemporary gallery for the moving image.
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Quayola’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; British Film Institute, London; Royal Albert Hall, London; Gaite Lyrique, Paris; Church of Saint Eustache, Paris; Forum des Image, Paris; Grand Theatre, Bordeaux; Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille; Empac Centre, New York; Yota Space, St. Petersburg; MIS, Sao Paulo; Casa Franca, Rio de Janeiro; BAC, Geneva; Sonar Festival, Barcelona; Elekra Festival, Montreal and Clermont Ferrand Film Festival.