Category: Revad & Dawn

Revad David Riley, Artist, An Exclusive Installation

Revad is a friend…and a great artist. For me, it was his mind and his slightly acerbic, but exTREMELY perceptive genius that intrigued and captivated me. For me, his art took awhile to sink in. Once it did, once I saw what he exposed, explored, and visually ‘said’, I was forever hooked. Revad shows us the fundamentals, the foundations in their confounding complicated simplicity. He exposes the fundamental nature of reality through art, the wonder of ‘what is’.

This piece, I’m honored to say, is inspired by zentao, ourselves. David, thank you!

Dawn

Visit revad david riley and his work on the world wide web at: www.revad.com. Visit his blog at http://blog.codedimages.com/

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This is a recreation of an old zentao.com HTML page, https://www.zentao.com/revad-david-riley-artist.html.


Revad Responds

In response to my “conversation opener #1, located here, if you missed it, and “conversation #2, shown below, Revad responded with this:

Your conversation #1 and #2 pieces stimulated me to resurrect an idea I had to rotate some of my static-kinetic outcomes – with this result: http://www.redbubble.com/people/codedimages/art/5152467-3-144r90-oss-cah-squangle. Please feel free to connect this with the thread on zentao as my response to your conversation starter.

In other Revad news, his work is to be included in the local and national press releases for my college show. Apparently my feature in the a-n 2010 Degrees supplement is a college first. So more publicity!

Excellent, Revad. Most excellent. I’ll be responding, but I’ll wait until July as you’ve requested to give you the time you need to finish up your degree and to then recover from all that stress before applying more of my own version of mental warping. 😀

Conversation opener #2 by DLKeur

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Tonight’s Conversation Opener with Revad

Revad and I carry on artistic conversations…sometimes…when one or both of us aren’t too busy.  Tonight, I instigated a new conversation with this opener:

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Reactivities, 0; Catalytactivities, 2

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This year, I determined that I wasn’t going to fuss and bother about the art world, other artists and art venues.  I was going to simply do art, maybe talk art with a few peers, maybe do a few collaborations here and there, but mostly just ignore the various feeding frenzies and reactivities.

Now there’s a word — reactivities.  That’s what most art venues have going for them around the Net.  I’m not a reactor by lifeway, but an initiator. Since most of what I initiate tends to muddle the minds of some, meddle with the perceptions of many, stimulate a few and far between to pursue their own initiatives, but, by and large, meets either vacuous stares or outrage, I thought, hmm, I’ll just mosely back into my own work and pretty much ignore the Net.

Revad had other ideas.  An email from him sponsored an idea out of me:

Organic meets the fundamental principle, the result ordered chaos and chaotic order

…and that idea is generating an interactive exploration between what I’ll call an emotive, organic artist who works in zen moment (me) and an artist who sets forth from any given point to extrapolate penultimate expressions to infinity (Revad.  What we share as artists — call it our “bridge” — is our penchant for looking beyond the known to explore the unknown, for delimiting any and all boundaries, artificial, conceived, or posited.  We both like to explore how far we can go.  The way we’re doing this, no rules, no timelines, nothing but extemporaneous, fluid, interaction at whim and desire, makes our interaction supremely satisfying, and not an onus, since neither of us expect nor anticipate the other to give response.  With no expectations, no demands upon each other at all, that frees us both to play or not play as we see fit, as we feel stimulated to do so.  We each work in our own realm and domain of expression, sharing conceptuals and ideatives which then generate more explorations in ourselves.  

This is what has happened so far:

I started with “Ooo”, a sound in the matrix of real and imagined space.

 

Ooo, a sound in the matrix of real and imagined space

Ooo, a sound in the matrix of real and imagined space

Revad answered with “Ooooo.”  He said:

My response involved the text and the sound 🙂

I never did say I like your image. The flow and movement in particular.

My first thoughts were Sputnik and Space.

Dave.

 

Permission to display from Revad David Riley, copyright 2009 Revad David Riley

Permission to display from Revad David Riley, copyright 2009 Revad David Riley

My response was:

There’s fun.  You know I love oscilloscopic work.  Color choice is
interesting.  Warm brown against sky blue.  It’s a combination I have never
successfully melded.  Bravo.

Your turn.

Dawn

He then challenged with this, a part of his the logic and influence of circle and square installation, the complete work which can be viewed here:  http://www.revad.com/html/the_logic_and_influence.htm 

 

Permission to display from Revad David Riley, Circle and Square the logic and influence of circle and square by revad david riley, copyright 2009, all rights reserved

Permission to display from Revad David Riley, Circle and Square the logic and influence of circle and square by revad david riley, copyright 2009, all rights reserved

My response?  This:

 

Variation on a Theme by Revad by DLKeur, copyright 2009

Variation on a Theme by Revad by DLKeur, copyright 2009

Now, of course it is my turn to challenge again, and, this time, it’s a concept: 4 perceptions of 1 reality.  Of course, because it is my turn to drop a pebble in the pool, I included an image to go along with the concept:

 

4 Perceptions of 1 Reality by DLKeur, copyright 2009

4 Perceptions of 1 Reality by DLKeur, copyright 2009