For the Pennsylvania Convention Center, artist Anna Bogatin created a series of digital works that are based on her photographs of two major historical landmarks in Philadelphia – City Hall and Independence Hall. The images were created by selecting a single pixel column from the center of a building in a photograph, and then stretching that pixel column horizontally. The colors and widths of the lines are authentic, unaltered, and correspond directly to the details in the photo of each particular building.
With this work, Bogatin celebrates the order found in nature and the beauty found in chance. It also offers a fresh look on a familiar reality.
Name: Anna Bogatin
Place of Birth: Ukraine (Former USSR)
Philadelphia, The University of the Arts, 2002, BFA in Painting and Drawing;
San Francisco, The San Francisco Art Institute, 2006, MFA in Painting
Significant or special training:
Junior Art School in Lipetsk, Russia
Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Nancy Davenport, Art History Professor at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Jay Baker, Art History Professor at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Charles Boone, Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute
Particular field of study or class work:
Fine Arts: Painting, Drawing, Photography
Major influences/admired artists:
Barnett Newman, Robert Irwin, Minimal Tantra Paintings from India, Reiner Maria Rilke, Edward Albee, Rembrandt, Matisse, Morandi, Cy Twombly, Joseph Cornel
Favorite materials or media:
Watercolor, Acrylic paint, Photography
School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
The University of the Arts (alumni and continuing education faculty)
Gallery Representation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA
Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
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