by Seth Curcio
May 3, 2009
San Francisco-based artist Ted Vasin creates a wide range of works, often bound by their digital origins, presented as painting or as sound. The artist uses sleep visions as his starting point for visual inspiration. He then takes these ideas and renders them through the use of 3-D computer programs in order to achieve multi-dimensional qualities within the work. The renderings are then re-photographed and used throughout subsequent works as visual cues, building an entirely new graphic language. The artist often uses sound installations to accompany the paintings and other 2-D works, mimicking the formal qualities of the paintings with sound.
Vasin was born in Russia and currently lives and works in San Francisco. The artist has exhibited internationally with recent exhibitions Non-Local Cues at Tarryn Teresa Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, and Paintings and Sound at Davis Art Center in Davis, CA and Limn Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The artist has also been published in New American Paintings several times, and was a recipient of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2006.