Every year, I want to present myself with a challenge. An idea that hasn’t quite been done yet in a particular way, a twist. Something that pushes me to all new heights with new information and experiences to move forward in life to build memorable moments with others and within myself.
All the while, I’ve not completed a PAP every year as I originally anticipated. Thus, the article below is the collection of successful art projects leading up to my latest installment in the series. Thank you for reading and I am eager to get this ball rolling.
2011: I presented the idea of cataclysmic colors colliding to create creative representations of moods & emotions. This project was titled “eXponential” and revolved around the idea that when I was feeling a particular mood anytime in 2013, I should cozy up to my drawing tablet and express in a chromatic representation of colors whether through abstract or physical objects, exactly what I was feeling at that moment.
The results were a success and I was quite pleased with the collection of images I was able to generate purely driven by emotions. Random at most to the naked eye, they hide ulterior motifs, distinct embodiments of emotion, and interesting compositions conveyed with vibrant colors. I’ve posted this collection to my website since and can be viewed here.
2013: I wanted to express myself more photographically while also mixing my art with digital edits. I drew on top of, modified, added to, distorted, animated & stills – all revolving around the idea of triangles be placed somewhere within the image by interesting or questionable means. This project was entitled “Chromatic XYZ” based on it’s digital nature of extremely saturated imagery all while bearing some kind of questionable content. For example, splicing out a triangle from a photographed image, and flipping the new triangle upside down to achieve surreal effects made of realistic imagery captured.
I had tried many new techniques in which I hadn’t before. Using chromatic & 3D stereoscopic techniques to further saturate & mystify my images within Photoshop, I was able to achieve such effects that suggested analog lens flares, stereoscopic layers, and even distorted pixel compositions. I’ve posted this to my website since and can be viewed here.
2016: It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a yearly edition of a PAP (Personal Art Project). I wanted to get back in my artistic shoes, and just stomp around expelling creative juices in whatever ways I could. So, I had come up with the idea of a fabricated 1980s television station gone wrong, thus calling the project “CAMERON16TV”. Basically, the theme is “overly excessive” analog representations of video & stills through procedures enabled by VCR-equipped Camcorders, CRT televisions, and VHS recorded material being fed through several VHS machines to achieve such effects that imitate or suggest the organic feeling of analog filmed television content.
Essentially what I am trying to achieve is blurry, stereoscopic, frayed edges, static, and glitch art through means of analog vintage video-equipment most people would like to forget (or already have forgotten) about. I want to reintroduce analog to the world by means of creatively expressing myself so that each piece both contains recognizable content, meaning one wouldn’t have to guess an images subject or what was happening on screen to actually see what was being displayed; as well as unrecognizable content, meaning content that is so harshly effected by the equipment I plan on using that one cannot distinguish what is actually happening or what/who is being pictured & displayed.
I’ll be rounding up volunteers for recording material whether the final content be stills or moving pictures, all supplying written release forms to use this recorded content for no monetary gain to the subject for their inclusion in my project. I’ll be displaying my final pieces on many social media outlets as well as physical means (purchasable VHS tapes, printed ‘vintage-imitated’ stills, etc) to the public who wish to own physical copies. The intro image to this series can be viewed here which is simply my ultimate anticipated look & style for the composition and all other matters included within Cameron16TV.
If you wish to be included as a subject in this project, please send me an email with your name, age, current residence, and why you wish to be a part of my project. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading.
Cameron J Paris