Edition:1,000
Price:USD $25
Horizon
by LIA

LIA’s new piece for FRAMED* is a work of contrasts, accumulation, and ungraspable splendour. Its central agents are minute dots whose motion shapes manifold surfaces that are overlaid in an endless cycle of accumulation from where an ever changing composition emerges. Horizon’s form is never static, always transitory, ephemeral, and fragile. It is something that we always need to discover and appreciate at just the right moment, before it is transformed and effaced by new layers being deposited. As the outcome of this process of interference and weaving, Horizon grows in waves, sedimenting fleeting beauty that one can barely grasp before it wanes.

// Text: Miguel Carvalhais
Edition:1,000
Price:USD $25
Profile
LIA
Austrian artist LIA is considered one of the pioneers of software and net art and has been producing works since 1995. Her practice spans across video, performance, software, installations, sculpture, projections and digital applications. The artist’s primary working material is code, which consists of LIA translating a concept into a formal written structure that then can be used to create a “machine” that generates real-time multimedia outputs. Since her concept is fluid - opposed to the formality of the written code that requires engineered precision - the translation process between machine and artist can be viewed like a conversation. The process is repeated until LIA is satisfied with the machine’s interpretation; at which point the generative framework, in which the artwork can develop, is considered finished.

LIA’s works combine traditions of drawing and painting with the aesthetics of digital images and algorithms, characterised by a minimalist quality and by an affinity with conceptual art. She focuses on the translation of certain experienced principles into abstract forms, movements and colours in order to allow the viewer to explore the same on a subconscious level.

LIA has exhibited internationally including Contemporary Istanbul, 2017; Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, 2017; Art Science Museum Singapur, 2016; Variation - Paris Media Art Fair, Paris, 2015; Short Cuts, CentrePasquart, Biel/Bienne, 2015; Poetic Codings, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, 2014; If this is the answer, what is the question?, MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna, 2014; Decode: Digital Design Sensations - Victoria & Albert Museum in collaboration with onedotzero, London 2009; Design Museum Holon, Israel, 2012, Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, 2011; X Freundschaftsfragen, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, 2011; Mind and Matter, Kuenstlerhaus Vienna, Vienna, 2010; Another Tomorrow: Young video art from the collection of the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, 2008; Ars Electronica Exhibition; Florence Biennale, Florence, 2007. The artist has also received various awards, including Outstanding Artist Award, Austria 2017; Digital Graffiti Curator’s Choice Award, 2014; Prix Ars Electronica, Honourable Mention, 2007; Diagonale Film Festival, Innovative Cinema, First Prize, 2006; and Prix Ars Electronica, Net Excellence / Award of Distinction, 2003.

LIA lives and works in Vienna.
More Works by LIA:

About

The evolution of the internet has transformed the way we create, collect and appreciate art. FRAMED is a platform that brings the world of digital art into the everyday.

We provide artists with a versatile, state-of-the-art digital canvas that fosters new forms of interactive, generative, and software-based art, and allows them to share their creations with audiences across the globe.

Go to Gallery to see what our community of pioneering artists are publishing to the platform.

Go to Products to learn more about our meticulously designed digital art displays.

For artists

FRAMED for Artists is currently in private beta. You can request an invite here.