Bill Viola: Video Art and Renaissance Classics, Zuzanna Stanska, δημοσίευση DailyArt Magazine [30/10/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Bill Viola is an internationally recognized contemporary video artist. His work played a huge part in the establishment of video as an important medium in contemporary art. Since the 1970s he has created videotapes, architectural video installations, sound environments, electronic music performances, flat panel video pieces, and works for television broadcasts that are now well-known and appreciated worldwide.
Bill Viola (b. 1951) incorporates themes related to human experiences such as birth, death, and the unfolding of consciousness in his work. His works rely on the use of moving images, technology, and sound. He is inspired by both Eastern and Western art as well as their spiritual traditions: Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism.
In 2017, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi presented the exhibition: Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance. The show was full of monumental installations focusing on humanity in full augmentation. Humans and their bodies are at the center of his work in which he uses poetic and symbolic styles. Man in his works interacts with the forces of nature: water and fire, light and dark, and the cycle of life.
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