Sunday, 25 July 2010
Work from dvdp.
One of the most reliably mesmerizing sites I visit these days is the op-art inspired “visual Chinatown” of Hungarian artist David Ope. While generally Ope presents animated gif works that employ illusory tricks that add dimensions of both depth and time to the screen based images, he occasionally branches out and creates some fantastic, and hilarious, gifs that you wouldn’t expect. While the experience of stumbling into the vortex of a wormhole or watching a sphere eat itself stretches our understandings of the third and fourth dimensions, these more metaphysical works are perfectly balanced with the more indulgent and accessible works interject themselves into his site.