Bushwick Open Studios Event
June 1 + 2, noon – 7pm
324 Ten Eyck Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Shamus Clisset’s images are completely digital fabrications. His works are composed not in two-dimensional photoshopped or painterly space, but as fully 3-D virtual environments, inhabited by characters and objects simultaneously terrifying and hilarious. Using physically-based raytracing software, the artist produces hyper-real vignettes that delve into his own obsessions and personal history with an acute sense of the absurdity of our futuristic modern world. Along for the ride is the artist’s digital golem character, FakeShamus (the “Manifest Destinaut”), his alter ego and nemesis, explorer and usurper of Clisset’s constantly regenerated virtual frontier. FakeShamus is pioneer and conquerer, mindlessly inhabiting and overtaking his surroundings, zapping all meaning, and leaving a benign wasteland in his wake.
About the Artist:
Shamus Clisset was born in 1976 in Huntington, Long Island. He was raised in the mountains and suburbs of Colorado and received his BFA in painting from the College of Santa Fe, in New Mexico. He spent 2 years in Berlin from 1999-2001, where he developed the digital art practice that continues to this day. He has exhibited in Berlin at Galerie Jette Rudolph and Galerie Juan and at Tracy Williams, Ltd., in New York. His work has been featured in Beautiful/Decay, Post-New.com, OFluxo.net, and Caesura.cc. He lives and works in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC.
On view at 324 Ten Eyck St.
Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd, noon – 7pm
During Bushwick Open Studios
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1, 7-10 pm