At its most basic definition, still life painting is the depiction of objects based on their qualities of form. So how can painting approach the object when its form is fluid and born from information? This class will engage with traditional painting techniques while developing a basic understanding of current 3D modeling software. Students will create a series of digital renderings, and the information generated by their virtual still lifes will be applied to a series of paintings created by the students using their virtual work as a jumpoff point for further exploration.
David Bayus (b. 1982 in Johnson City, TN) lives and works in San Francisco, CA. He is an artist and co-founder of BASEMENT art collective located in San Francisco's Mission District. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2010. He has exhibited his work in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver. The third book in his ongoing series Stroke debuted at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair this past February. Editions can be found in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.View Gallery »