Andy Lomas

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Andy Lomas
Andy Lomas presenting at the EVA London 2016 conference.jpg
Andy Lomas presenting at the EVA London 2016 conference[1]
Born
Andrew Lomas

Known forAlgorithmic art, Digital art, Contemporary art, Mathematical art, Morphogenetic art, Visual effects
MovementDigital art
Awards51st Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries or a Movie (1999)
The Lumen Prize Gold Award (2014)[2]
Websitewww.andylomas.com
Morphogenetic Creations digital art exhibition by Andy Lomas at Watermans Arts Centre, west London, in 2016.[3]
Morphogenetic sculpture by Andy Lomas at his Watermans Arts Centre exhibition in 2016.[3]

Andy Lomas (born 1967 in Welwyn Garden City, England[4]) is a British artist with a mathematical background, formerly a television and film CG supervisor and more recently a contemporary digital artist,[5] with a special interest in morphogenesis using mathematical morphology.[6]

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).[7] before becoming a digital artist. In 2006 he appeared in The Tech of 'Over the Hedge', a short documentary.[8] 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.[9] His artworks are inspired by the work of Ernst Haeckel, D'Arcy Thompson, and Alan Turing.[6][10]

Lomas won the 2014 international Lumen Prize Gold Award for digital art, the top category.[2] 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.[5]

In June–July 2016, Lomas held a solo exhibition of his work at the Watermans Arts Centre in west London,[3] which has been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum for its collection.[11] 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.[12] In 2019, he contributed a chapter to the book Museums and Digital Culture.[13]

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.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ a b Lee, Charlotte (2014). "#LumenInFocus: Andy Lomas". The Lumen Prize. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Morphogenetic Creations – Andy Lomas". UK: Watermans Arts Centre. 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Andy Lomas". zkm.de. Germany. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  5. ^ a b Robertson, Barbara (26 March 2006). "Andy Lomas: Artist Profile". CGSociety. Archived from the original on 30 October 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Andy Lomas". Mathematical Art Galleries. The Bridges Organization. 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Andy Lomas". IMDb. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  8. ^ "The Tech of 'Over the Hedge' (2006)". IMDb. 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  9. ^ Hobson, Ben (5 July 2014). "Max Cooper's music video for Seething emulates biological cell growth". De Zeen. Retrieved 29 October 2016.
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Andy Lomas". D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum Art Collection. UK: University of Dundee Museum Services. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Andy Lomas (9 July 2018). "On Hybrid Creativity". Arts. 7 (3): 25. doi:10.3390/arts7030025.

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