Yamin Xu

MFA, Art & Design

Statement

Using emerging technology to replicate already existing art forms does not excite me. I strive to create and define new things, which have not been clearly perceived as art. This motivation is sustained by my rigorous art/engineering practice, which is informed by the convergence of divergent spheres of study: religion and science, privacy and surveillance, the robotic and organic. The result is an innovation, a feedback to affect and expand my understanding and definition of art. This process of exploration itself is art.

Art is a machine for emotional communication. If the expression and connection of emotions are considered to be the importance of art, a machine with emotional perception and expression must be an artistic creation. The spirit of art is revealed by interactions through this emotional communication and the form of art should be unrestricted. In order to emphasize this spiritual experience of emotional interactions, elements of any embellishment might be diminished and only remain functional aesthetics produced by engineering approaches. This purity of art is that forms must be determined by rational reasons, such as rules of engineering, results of chemical reactions, or distributions of probability.

Finally, being inspired continually, I appreciate the pure simplicity, the elegant rationality, and the universal value, which have been hidden in human beings and nature by the Creator. The compromise between unrestricted perfection and technical limitations humbles me.

Iris(1)

Iris(3)

Sarah

Light of Kindness(1)

Light of Kindness(2)

Iris(2)

Loopy(1)

Loopy(2)

Loopy(3)

Loopy(4)

Yamin Xu

MFA, Art & Design

Statement

Using emerging technology to replicate already existing art forms does not excite me. I strive to create and define new things, which have not been clearly perceived as art. This motivation is sustained by my rigorous art/engineering practice, which is informed by the convergence of divergent spheres of study: religion and science, privacy and surveillance, the robotic and organic. The result is an innovation, a feedback to affect and expand my understanding and definition of art. This process of exploration itself is art.

Art is a machine for emotional communication. If the expression and connection of emotions are considered to be the importance of art, a machine with emotional perception and expression must be an artistic creation. The spirit of art is revealed by interactions through this emotional communication and the form of art should be unrestricted. In order to emphasize this spiritual experience of emotional interactions, elements of any embellishment might be diminished and only remain functional aesthetics produced by engineering approaches. This purity of art is that forms must be determined by rational reasons, such as rules of engineering, results of chemical reactions, or distributions of probability.

Finally, being inspired continually, I appreciate the pure simplicity, the elegant rationality, and the universal value, which have been hidden in human beings and nature by the Creator. The compromise between unrestricted perfection and technical limitations humbles me.

Iris(1)

Iris(3)

Sarah

Light of Kindness(1)

Light of Kindness(2)

Iris(2)

Loopy(1)

Loopy(2)

Loopy(3)

Loopy(4)

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