Art by J. D Doria ll Artist On Tumblr
J.D Doria situated his art on the borderline of painting and photography, the Petri-Dish Project is a case in progress of this dynamics.
The Petri – Dish Project (first picture from above)
In this work I am using a glass container as Medium – very similar to a laboratory Petri - Dish. It comes to replace the canvas and the paper. It is placed upon a light-table, and above it, on a crane, a digital camera is positioned for high resolution close ups. Within the Petri dish I am “growing” images using different mélanges of liquid colors and materials. By agency of the materials (colors and mediums) the composition in the Petri dish becomes active and generates chaotic processes, out of which a ‘colony’ of images emerges. This is where the camera and a photographer enter the scene and captures the dynamics in time. Images are then digitally enlarged and enter a process of selection till a set is chosen. Each ‘work’ is composed by a circular image that captures the initial stages of the reaction and by the ‘multitude’ of images extracted from the process.