Raymond Salvatore Harmon

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Raymond Salvatore Harmon
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Born Raymond Salvatore Harmon
(1974-04-07)April 7, 1974
Jackson, Michigan
Nationality United States
Known for Painter, installation art, new media, experimental film

Raymond Salvatore Harmon (born April 7, 1974) is an American artist who works primarily as a painter.

Biography[edit]

Born in Jackson, Michigan in 1974 Raymond Salvatore Harmon has lived widely throughout the US (New York City; Savannah, Georgia; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; Eugene, Oregon, among many other locations).[1] Harmon currently resides in London, UK.

Harmon is a proponent of non object oriented art. Utilizing architectural scale painting and new media/web based content in coordination with public performance, graffiti style ad bombing, and web based social engineering.[2]

Harmon paints dominantly on an architectural scale, encompassing multistory building facades, sidewalks and street surfaces which he has referred to as "site specific paint installations." Visually his work is based in gestural abstracted forms utilizing intensely vibrant colours to alter the public perception of both the architecture and its contextual environment.

His work has appeared in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, New York, Brooklyn, London, Berlin, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Zagreb among others.[2] As a graffiti artist Harmon has previously used the tags BETA (1994–2001) and RSH (2001–current).

Harmon's film work is predominately abstract. Compared to experimental film maker Stan Brakhage,[3] Harmon's use of abstract imagery is more directly influenced by the works of Harry Smith.[4]

His work has been presented at numerous galleries and festivals throughout the world including – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Unsound Festival – Kraków, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, Copenhagen International Documentary Festival, Artist Television Access, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Cement Media Festival, Athens International Film Festival, RAW Tempel – Berlin, Axiom Theater, Northwest Film Forum, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and The Horse Hospital, London.[5][6]

As a record producer Harmon has worked with highly acclaimed artists such as Chicago Underground Trio, Andrew Bird, Jim Baker, Josh Abrams, Rob Mazurek, Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, as well as collaborated on projects with Alan Licht, David Grubbs, Wolfeyes, the Magik Markers, and Spires that in the Sunset Rise.[7][not in citation given] Additionally Harmon has performed improvised video with numerous musical groups from a diverse background including Exploding Star Orchestra,[8] Rob Mazurek, Blood on the Wall, Diplo, Wolf Parade, Chicago Underground Trio, Birth Refusal, Mandarin Movie, Dave Phillips, HATI, Mikrokolektyw, and Jason Forrest.

Timeline[edit]

On July 13, 2011 Harmon released his book "BOMB: A manifesto of art terrorism" via his website.[9]

In May 2012 Harmon announced the Seize Art Fare, which takes place on June 1 in London. [10]

GNOSIS a solo warehouse exhibition by Harmon opened in London during the 2012 Olympics on July 27, 2012 was featured on Channel 4 News.[11]

A solo exhibition titled META that opened in October 2012 in NYC was shut down the day after it opened by Hurricane Sandy

In February 2014 Harmon launched a major public paint installation in the Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District. The work MIRAGE features a 25ft by 100 ft mural incorporating augmented reality software available via his website.

Works[edit]

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo shows[edit]

"Sprayed On In Light" - Outerpretation Media, Chicago, IL, 1997
"Subliminal Scores" - Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL, 2000
"Dreamlife of Sleeping Buildings" - Cement Media, Eindhoven, Holland, 2001
"Oneirographers Closet" - Feitico Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2001
"Isolated Instances" - Open End Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2004
"Isolated Instances" - Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2004
"Transcendental Territories" - Inspire Fine Art, Chicago, 2007
"Dweller on the Threshold" - Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn NY, 2009[12]
"GNOSIS" - Hackney Wicked, London, UK, 2012[13]
"META" - 199 Chrystie, New York, NY, 2012[14]
"Keeper of the Gates" - Hackney Wicked, London, UK, 2013
"MIRAGE" - LERATA/Skyline14, Los Angeles, CA 2014[15]

Group shows[edit]

"May Flowers" - 21 Grand, Oakland, CA 2002[16]
Group show - 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004[16]
"Third Thursdays" - CHAOS Studios Artspace, Colorado Springs, CO, 2004[16]
"Infernal Bridegroom" - Axiom, Houston, TX, 2005[16]
"Love and Other Difficulties" - Images and Views, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2006 [16]
Group show - La Enana Maron, Madrid, Spain, 2007
"Manifest Destiny" - Urban 15, San Antonio, TX, 2008
"XD 01. User Experience" - SUDLAB, Naples, Italy, 2010[17]
"Stirrings Still" - White Box, New York, NY, 2010[18]
"Transmissions" - Galleria Mirada, Ravenna, Italy 2012

Filmography[edit]

  • Sprayed On In Light – 1997
  • staticerosion – 1999
  • Les Fantomes de Lumiere – 2000
  • Tiny Inconsistencies – 2001
  • The Koan of Sisyphus – 2001
  • Unfolding Urban Algorithms – 2001
  • Six Ways Sideways – 2001
  • A Map of the City – 2001
  • ambientlight – 2002
  • Daath – 2002
  • Fireflies – 2003
  • Cloud of Unknowing – 2003
  • The Three Stigmata of Marshall McLuhan – 2003
  • Resistance – 2004
  • violetsummer – 2004
  • Reliquary of Light (for Mr Boyd Lynn) – 2004
  • YHVH – 2005
  • Plexus Illuminata – 2005
  • Tree of Life/Tree of Knowledge – 2006
  • Elevated – 2006
  • Colorform – 2006
  • redlight – 2006
  • Secrets – 2006
  • Cornerstone – 2006
  • Chronicle – 2006
  • 11:11 – 2006
  • Traces – 2007
  • Sigils of the Heptameron – 2007
  • 'The Philosopher's Stone – 2008
  • Veves + Loas – 2007
  • Tactic – 2008
  • Aleister Crowley's Rites of Eleusis – 2008
  • Hecate's Moon – 2008
  • A Story Never Told – 2008
  • Hypnotic Brutality – 2008
  • First Corruption – 2008
  • Colossal Portal – 2008
  • Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae – 2009
  • Language Virus – 2009
  • Choronzon (Dweller on the Threshold) – 2009
  • Der Erlkönig – 2009
  • Sat Around for Peace – 2009
  • Greyscape – 2010
  • Hadit – 2010
  • Sound in Motion – 2010
  • Dew Point – 2010
  • At Night's End – 2010
  • The Revelations of Maria Sabina – 2010
  • Guerrilla Conditions: A Séance for Antony Balch – 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Salvatore Harmon PE3L Magazine Interview
  2. ^ a b Raymond Salvatore Harmon On the Nature of Light: The Cinematic Experience as Occult Ritual, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, PAJ 91 (Volume 31, Number 1), January 2009, pp. 91–97
  3. ^ Centre for Music Composition & Performance. Cmcp.gr. Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
  4. ^ Interview: Raymond Salvatore Harmon. Bad Lit (2009-03-02). Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
  5. ^ Wolfeyes Hypnotic Brutality cphdox.dk
  6. ^ Chicago Underground Trio – Chronicle cphdox.dk
  7. ^ Interview with Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Pendu Magazine, Sept 22, 2008
  8. ^ Wroclaw Weekly Online » Exploding Star Orchestra Sextet. Wroclawweekly.pl (2007-11-29). Retrieved on 2010-11-23.
  9. ^ BOMB: A Manifesto of Art Terrorism
  10. ^ Vandalog: What is Seize Art Fare?
  11. ^ Channel 4 News: The Battle over Street Art
  12. ^ Raymond Salvatore Harmon's "Dweller on the Threshold" @ Secret Project Robot. FREEwilliamsburg. Retrieved on 2011-12-06.
  13. ^ Beautiful Crime "Gnosis review" Retrieved on 2012-11-10.
  14. ^ Day in the Lyfe Magazine Retrieved on 2012-11-10.
  15. ^ MIRAGE site Retrieved on 2014-3-9.
  16. ^ a b c d e Independent Exposure Retrieved on 2013-8-20.
  17. ^ SudLab Italia Retrieved on 2013-8-20.
  18. ^ Arts and Culture Retrieved on 2013-8-20.

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