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»NYC 1983-85«
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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Victor Acevedo - »NYC 1983-85«”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/nyc-1983-85.html (retrieved 2021-03-10). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Victor Acevedo - »NYC 1983-85«}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/nyc-1983-85.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2021-03-10}
Technology
Hardware
MAC IIci
Software
Strata 3D, Adobe Photoshop 2.5
Descriptions & Essays
Victor Acevedo 25-01-2022
Archival Digital Print, Sizes: 8”x10” and 13”x19” Epson Pigment inks on cotton rag substrate or Light Jet digital photo prints. (plus custom sizes or NFT by special order)
Date created: 1993


Victor: The title of the piece is the result of me conflating two different trips to New York City. One trip was in July 1983 and the other in November 1985. Each visit shared some of the same cast of characters and locales so that added to the mix up. The image is based on a photograph that I took at a party in an East Village apartment. Being rather new to the hip fluid ambience of downtown New York, I found it quite cool and exciting. For me this image captures the buzz of that event.

The quasi-Surrealist character of the piece was a cryptic nod to Salvador Dali – especially with the inverted and abstracted crutch in the top center and the attenuated eye-object projections (cone, cube and hard-edged torus) emanating from the protagonist’s face on the left.

The cascading flotsam and jetsam geometry; some of which being intact and platonic is a metaphor for the free-flow of thought forms or multi-valent chat – both lucid and confused emanating from the brain of the main figure and inter-connected to others in the room including their ritualistic objects interface: a metaphysical snapshot of a joyful epiphanous frenzy. Note the refractive bubble pipe held in the hand of the mirrored reveler.

This was the first time I introduced a muted semi-monochrome palette into my work. It’s one of the only times that I utilized 3D models generated entirely on a Macintosh computer – using the software called Strata 3D.

- excerpted from Acevedo in Context, 40-year career survey 1977-2020 with contributing author Peter Frank and others. To be published in 2022 by Acevedomedia
Victor Acevedo: NYC 1983-85, 25-01-2022, in: Archive of Digital Art
Literature
Jacquemart, Christian. »Victor Acevedo, Cyber-Artiste.« Creation Numerique , no. 12.2 (Summer 1994).