Artist Alexey Berezov stands beside his artwork that he created using computer software. Berezov has a showing at CCC’s art gallery.
By Nikki Pulsone
Arts & Lifestyle Editor
When a computer creates an image that then turns into a painting, it can only be considered pixel perfection.
Toronto artist and Centennial fine arts graduate, Alexey Berezov, has used his interest in computers to help hone his artistic style. Berezov was inspired to create a new approach to art from a classmate who made sculptures out of crochet. So, he ventured out and started thinking about how he could create art in his own way.
“I really was fascinated by seeing 3D models and seeing what people can do in a virtual space,” Berezov stated.
He developed an innovative way to create art, by interpreting an image from software to canvas. Berezov goes to his computer, and uses a special coding language to produce an image. After the right settings are inputted, the image then goes through a system called ‘baking’.
“I don’t see the results right away,” Berezov explains.
The focus or idea behind the artwork is fluidity and viscosity. The artist says he feels there is the same rhythm and motion in nature and the human body. As a result he would draw clouds like he drew water, or a live drawing of a nude.
“I can render something with paint that looks realistic but is absolutely alien, it can never be re-created in real life. Something so fleeting that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see,” the artist said.
But he isn’t an artist who demands his audience to see his inspiration through his artwork.
“Every person feels something different as a connection, they see different things.” He adds, “I want people to see something different and not different as in ‘oh, I haven’t seen this anywhere else’, different from within themselves.”
Berezov is currently showing at the second level gallery at the CCC campus. The exhibit is the product of the third year residency program, offered to graduates of the fine arts program. His works will be on display for three weeks and began on September 19.