RASTER by Kyuha Shim

[Vimeo video showcasing RASTER]

This project caught my eye because I learnt about the De Stijl movement in an architectural history course, therefore it is of some familiarity to me. It also intrigued me, as the project takes something that was originally handcrafted and mimics it through the use of technology. To do this, one must fully understand the meaning behind the artistic style. I concur with my peer, that Shim is able to “combine both an advanced knowledge of De Stijl work both technically but visually.” I think, however, that RASTER is on the verge of losing the essence of what is De Stijlism; De Stijl advocates pure abstraction and universality by a reduction to the essentials of form and color, simplifying visual compositions to the vertical and horizontal, using only black, white and primary colors. Through manipulating the resolution of the grid, RASTER may become too intricate to be considered “De Stijl”.

Link | [Shim’s website] [Peer’s Looking Outwards post]

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