Give him a petri-dish; he gives you a visual creation. J.D Doria, interdisciplinary artist based in Tel Aviv has bridged the gap between art and interpretational science, presenting us with a collective of technologically inspired creativity in the form of recreated petri dishes.
In place of a canvas, the Petri-Dich Project, Doria’s latest stretch of works uses a glass container as a multidimensional medium from which art is not only produced, but, quite literally grown. The process involves assemblages of liquid colours and materials that activate to deliver a fantasy of disorganized yet enchanting creations. Digitally capturing these creations is where science turns into intricate visual art. The enlarged images amalgamate somewhere in the middle of creativity and technology, wonderfully easy on the eye, whilst never dispersing into the norm; remaining a labyrinth of colour and shape to decipher.
The Fragility ignited by the perception of living art collides effortlessly with the raw sense of cold technology. The finished pieces ooze sophistication; a glaze of bold intense blues and blacks playing amongst brilliant white evokes the sense of an ocean-like image. Splashes of deep blush add warmth yet apprehension. Vast, alive and forever changing; just as the eye sees a new path upon each new glance at Doria’s pieces.
Intent to supplement and enhance the imagination into a state of habitual connection and appreciation, with no restraints, the finished works almost feel tangible, wholly brought to life. The Petri-Dish Project grows art from a collection of mediums, producing scientific art that by no means is static, instead quite dynamic having captured movements in time; an organic visual preserved for optical pleasure.
Feature by Sarah MacMath / email@example.com