JAMES FLYNN

The Superposition of Schrodingers Cats James Flynn 2016.jpg
The Superposition of Schrodingers Cats James Flynn 2016.jpg

JAMES FLYNN

13,500.00

THE SUPERPOSITION OF SCHRODINGER'S CATS 

ULTRAVIOLET REACTIVE ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL

43 IN. X 48 IN.

2016

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JAMES FLYNN

NEW ORLEANS, LA

The paintings in this series are explorations in Chromoluminarism, wherein I destabilize the viewer's perception of image and color. According to the perceptual theories of Gestalt, through patterns of similarity, closure, continuation, and proximity, the viewer tends to organize separate visual elements into a single unified whole. I have created a visual field in which image and color blend optically when perceived by the viewer. The image and color cannot be nominalized: Perception of image and perception of color are dependent on the viewer's position and proximity to the painting. With changes in the directional angle of ambient light, the viewer likewise perceives a shift in color intensity and surface reflectivity.


I achieve the optical effect through the manipulation of line value, nuanced color harmonies, and spatial characteristics of chromatic induction. The optical effects are further enhanced through the strategic use of iridescent, interference, metallic paint, and UV reactive paint. The illusory nature of the optical effect combined with the elusiveness of color reveal the dynamism of the viewer's ongoing organization of the visual field and, as such, suggests the interactive, ever-changing qualities of our perception. 

 

THE SUPERPOSITION OF SCHRODINGER'S CATS

ULTRAVIOLET REACTIVE ACRYLIC ON WOOD PANEL, 43 IN. X 48 IN., 2016

Opto-kinetic paintings utilizing the Pareidolia Effect composed of curvilinear bands executed in UV reactive acrylic pigments that function in white light, but will fluoresce under UV black light. 

My opto-kinetic paintings utilize the Pareidolia Effect -- a neural phenomenon whereby the brain organizes the abstract imagery into shapes, patterns, and forms familiar yet unique to the viewer. The viewer chooses what to see.