Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. Born 1980, Rozendaal is Dutch-Brazilian, and lives and works everywhere. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience of over 15 million visits per year. His work researches the screen as a pictorial space, reverse engineering reality into condensed bits, in a space somewhere between animated cartoons and paintings. He also created BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open source DIY curatorial format that is spreading across the world rapidly.
On Air: Bauhaus by Rafaël RozendaalBauhaus explores chromatic variations within primary colors red, blue, and yellow and three basic shapes; circle, square, and triangle. Transforming these elements into an animation loop, Rozendaal plays with the theory of aesthetic perception (taught by Bauhaus artist Wassily Kandinsky) regarding their ideas of a universal preference for yellow triangles, blue circles, and red squares. Rozendaal’s use of color and shape theory is a homage to the Bauhaus movement. -> Homepage of the Artist: www.newrafael.com From the Sedition Selection