MADE IN CYLAND
DANIIL FRANTS & IVAN GOVORKOV
PATTERNS OF THE MIND
Pencil on paper translated into 3D by technology developed by Daniil Frants
Not a sketch, painted canvas, nor a performance PATTERNS OF THE MIND is a hybrid between graphics, easel painting and action in the spirit of Abstract Expressionism or Late Surrealism. Drawn live by Ivan Govorkov in the exhibition space, viewers experience the composition alongside the artist as it comes from hand in 2D and is translated into 3D by accomplished technology teen wonder Daniil Frants.
The performance by Ivan Govorkov and Daniil Frants is first of all a dialog between art generations: Govorkov is a professor, a professional with academic education and a drawing virtuoso; Frants is a computer programmer and a specialist in the creative use of new technologies. The question that the artists raise in this work is quite pressing for current art practices: to what extent is it possible to integrate technologies into traditional art? Frants transforms Govorkov’s graphic improvisations into a three-dimensional form with the help of a computer program of his creation, computer modeling, a modern scanner and a 3D printer. By adding virtual space to pencil lines, Frants creates an absolutely new art object in real space.