A pioneer of video art, Bill Viola is a painter who has invented a new palette of technological and digital color, creating pictures in motion that take their place in a singular history of art comprised of the works of the greatest masters, from Giotto to Goya, via Hieronymus Bosch. His ongoing oeuvre also amounts to an artistic and technological odyssey: it is the story of the creation of a new medium, one now omnipresent in contemporary art.
This e-album explores bill Viola’s art through three themes based around three metaphysical questions Bill Viola has been wrestling with for forty years : who am I ? Where am I ? Where am I going ? In his art, Bill Viola’s intention is not to answer these questions but to confront us with them. Five decades of output are represented, from 1977 to 2013, featuring every genre including all of his iconic series.
• 20 iconic pieces commented by Bill Viola himself
• 11 video excerpts
• 48 illustrations
• a detailed chronological biography of the artist
• this application is French and English written.