Quayola – Pleasant Places

<p><em>PP #S006.201</em> & <em>PP #S007.201</em> are computer-generated animations and latest iterations of Quayola’s ongoing project <em>Pleasant Places</em>. <em>Pleasant Places</em> derives its name from the first series of landscape prints produced in Holland in the seventeenth century.</p><p><br></p><p> Based on 3D-scanned natural scenery in southern France, the animations consist of both hyper-realistic and highly interpretative computer-generated imagery. With high-resolution, laser-scanning technology and computer-simulations, <em>PP #S006.201 & PP #S007.201</em> challenge the photographic image and propose alternative modes of vision and synthesis: familiar landscapes are transformed into dense and impenetrable masses of geometries. </p><p></p> <p>The landscape serves as a point of departure, paying homage to the tradition of landscape painting in Western art, while also alluding to a pivotal moment within its history when representation began to verge on abstraction.</p>