|Known for||Algorithmic art, Digital art, Contemporary art, Mathematical art, Morphogenetic art, Visual effects|
|Awards||51st Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or a Movie (1999)|
The Lumen Prize Gold Award (2014)
Andy Lomas (born 1967 in Welwyn Garden City, England) is a British artist with a mathematical background, formerly a television and film CG supervisor and more recently a contemporary digital artist, with a special interest in morphogenesis using mathematical morphology.
Lomas previously worked on visual effects using computer graphics (CGI) for television and films such as The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and Avatar (2009). before becoming a digital artist. In 2006 he appeared in The Tech of 'Over the Hedge', a short documentary. With his collaborators, in 1999 Lomas won the 51st Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or a Movie for the 1999 film Alice in Wonderland.
Lomas's works are displayed in the form of videos, still images, and sculptures, produced using a mathematical programming approach. Some works include collaborative music, by Max Cooper for example. His artworks are inspired by the work of Ernst Haeckel, D'Arcy Thompson, and Alan Turing.
Lomas won the 2014 international Lumen Prize Gold Award for digital art, the top category. He has exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio, USA), the Computing Commons Art Gallery (Arizona State University), the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, and SIGGRAPH.
In June–July 2016, Lomas held a solo exhibition of his work at the Watermans Arts Centre in west London, which has been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum for its collection. His work is also held in the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum art collection at the University of Dundee in Scotland, funded by the UK Art Fund. In 2019, he contributed a chapter to the book Museums and Digital Culture.
By way of summarizing his technique, Lomas counts himself among those who have entered into a "hybrid" relationship with the computer, wherein the latter is used to quickly generate a series of visual images based on an original idea or algorithm.
- Lomas, Andy (2016), "Species Explorer: An interface for artistic exploration of multi-dimensional parameter spaces" (PDF), in Bowen, Jonathan P.; Diprose, Graham; Lambert, Nicholas (eds.), EVA London 2016 Conference Proceedings, Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC), London, UK: BCS, pp. 95–102, doi:10.14236/ewic/EVA2016.23
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- "The Tech of 'Over the Hedge' (2006)". IMDb. 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
- Hobson, Ben (5 July 2014). "Max Cooper's music video for Seething emulates biological cell growth". De Zeen. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
- Bowen, Jonathan P. (2016), "Alan Turing Virtuosity and visualisation" (PDF), in Bowen, Jonathan P.; Diprose, Graham; Lambert, Nicholas (eds.), EVA London 2016 Conference Proceedings, Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC), London, UK: BCS, pp. 197–204, doi:10.14236/ewic/EVA2016.40
- "V&A acquires suite of work from exhibition curated by Watermans with artist Andy Lomas" (PDF). Press Release. UK: Watermans Arts Centre. 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
- "Andy Lomas". D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Art Collection. UK: University of Dundee Museum Services. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
- Lomas, Andy (2019). "Chapter 17: Morphogenetic Creations: Exhibiting and Collecting Digital Art". In Giannini, Tula; Bowen, Jonathan P. (eds.). Museums and Digital Culture: New Perspectives and Research. Series on Cultural Computing. Springer. pp. 353–365. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97457-6_17. ISBN 978-3-319-97456-9. ISSN 2195-9064.
- Andy Lomas (9 July 2018). "On Hybrid Creativity". Arts. 7 (3): 25. doi:10.3390/arts7030025.