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Artist Paul Catanese: Celestial Workshops

02.11.08   |   Posted in: Art & Design, Tech   |   By: A. Salem Jones
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San Francisco based Paul Catanese describes himself as a hybrid media artist. In his new series, Celestial Workshops, drawing gestures are captured on a computer tablet then run through custom software. The resulting data is used to machine etch printmaking plates. The finished work is complexly white line-work on black as seen in the detail above.

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Paul Catanese is an Assistant Professor of New Media at San Francisco State University. He earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he lectured for several years on animation, digital imaging and virtual reality. He has also taught at Columbia College, Harold Washington College and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Prior to teaching position at SFSU, he authored Director’s Third Dimension, a book on three-dimensional programming for interactive multimedia.

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