Roz Dimon
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roz@rozdimon.com
Works in Shelter Island, New York United States of America

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BIO
I could draw before I could talk. My kindergarten teacher called my parents and said, “Have you seen this child draw?" They had. It lumped onto one child of five and came not only from my father’s deft surgical hands but two grandmothers, both artists.

My drawings and paintings for many years now are created with a digital brush and canvas. I graduated from the Lamar Dodd School of Art from the University of Georgia and moved to New York City in 1981 where my early paintings increasingly filled with pixels as a response to our information age. I took one of the earliest courses in digital art in 1984 at The School of Visual Arts, which set me on a course that is continuing to this day. I cultivated these skills working as an Art Director at The Wall Street Journal Online and other corporations at the World Trade Center, while participating in some of the earliest international fine art exhibitions of digital art. Meanwhile, my work was acquired by corporate collections (AT&T). However my classical underpinnings are ever evident. It has always remained about painting, drawing and storytelling.

After 9/11, a period of deep spiritual introspection led me to explore classical iconography and apply it to the new media landscape. This resulted in the discovery of a new form of animated web painting and storytelling, a DIMONscape®; a single painting that is many paintings, combining infinitesimal layers of imagery and words.

One of these works has recently been acquired by the 9/11 Memorial Museum for their permanent collection and is also in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
As I look back on my early oil paintings on canvas, I can see how the line work and color so clearly align with my recent digital works. They are of one accord, the same artist—one uses the tools of the past to honor a continuing legacy while the other looks to inform and imagine the future; to lead others into an understanding of where we are and how we are evolving . . .

I feel strongly that it is time for a new call, which while ancient must be realized anew, for artists to bring sense, meaning, and yes, hope, to the wondrous age we live in using the tools of our time to do so.
A southerner who calls New York home since 1981, my husband and I divide our time between Manhattan and Shelter Island.

Roz Dimon, 2013
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It’s Only Humanist


I agree "that there is a longing for the direction and cohesion that artists once had before modernism and the death of god (in art)." I think this also seques with the spiritual in art, a place where the quest is not so much about what separates us (hey see how unique I am - I mean isn't that obvious? It's almost getting boring to contemplate.) as those deeper things that unite us. (which span the gamut from altruism to violence, darkness to light, an endless bag of tricks unresolvable, that speak to the human heart as well as the mind . . .)

I may be getting off the point here but Sterling Crispin's work certainly speaks to this . . .

Ah yes -- what is the "recipe," beyond the ingredients, the unique one to our age that also ties us to ancient practice? 

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Keeping it Online


This is a very worthy endeavor /idea that puts Rhizome on the living, breathing and larger map like never before -- what would we know of past civilizations (ergo ourselves) without a conscientious dedication to archaeological research? It takes what might be mistaken as detritus and makes it into a comprehensible, fascinating story by connecting the dots and digits. WOW.
Sift that digital dirt and bring it to 'eternal life' folks by connecting the generations, the days, the moments; the evolving zone of pixellated ether; a parallel but different universe to our physical practice; one that is driving us to NEXT.
What could be more exciting? A living breathing digital Rosetta Stone. Something "larger than ourselves" - isn't this what art aspires to?

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The Guggi's Open Call


Totally serious, while enjoying your image :)

DISCUSSION

The Guggi's Open Call


The Guggi's Open Call invites all to respond to not only what is NOW in video, but WHAT IS NEXT.

NEXT? I'd say it's that video will be loaded onto the digital brush as we enter a whole new dimension in storytelling. I invite you into my response to the call: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rozolution#p/a/u/0/h6hWlf-LOQc

What do you think?


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Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media


Your words drew me in to all that is so "un-trendy" and exponentially fascinating about this topic AND in broad, cohesive strokes.

I feel that there is a new calling for artists/writers in today's digital world (where shock and incomprehensibility is only a click away) to bring meaning and yes, I'll stretch a bit, comfort, to those who have no navigation, story line or compass by which to make sense of this glorious information mess . . .

Beauty, (even when ugly, which it often is when raw), has always had a deep sense to it. Ok call it truth.

I say "more glue, more discovery, more touch." (digit)

Your review and this book looks to be a step in that direction, grasping at the larger seminal meaning of this ongoing digital revolution which is changing art, life.

Roz