Creator details

For the last four years, Gary Cruz has been making abstract painterly images using a variety of digital methods and processes. This past year, he has been taking conventional photographs, digitally distorting and animating them, and turning them into abstract kaleidoscope videos. It is from these videos that these new images, have emerged. These new images are at, what he calls, the “Center of Seeing”. Cropped closeups of a moment in time and space from the very center of the kaleidoscope video. Each video can reveal hundreds of images. These discovered images contain circle, star, or other primal geometric shapes – some resembling x-rays, or rorshachs of a new interior space. Spiritual, psychological, with an emanating quality of light, they are vaguely familiar yet new. The artist is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant. His first solo show was at White Columns, New York City in 2003. His last solo show “I’ll Take you There” was at the Olympia Project, Bushwick, in 2020. His studio is located in the Flower District in Manhattan.

Assets (980917 in total)

Hunters in the Snow (Winter), 1565 (oil on wood)
Roman Holiday (aka Vacances romaines) directed by William Wyler, 1953
La Piscine directed By Jacques Deray, 1968
Astronaut Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin standing on the moon after the Apollo 11 landing, 20 July 1969 (colour photo)
The Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, in 1938 (b/w photo)
Sophia Loren straining spaghetti pasta, 1960 (b/w photo)
American actor Elizabeth Taylor, c.1954 (b/w photo)
Mexican Painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) in A Hammock, 1948 (b/w photo)
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards, 1961
Lino Ventura on the set of 'Les Tontons Flingueurs' in 1963 (b/w photo)
THE GREAT ESCAPE, 1963 directed by JOHN STURGES Steve McQueen riding a Triumph T110 from, 1962 (photo)
Romy Schneider at Premiere of Film 'Thesensuous Assassin

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