Rafael Rozendaal
Since 2007
Works in United States of America

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BIO
Rafaël Rozendaal

Born 1980 in Amsterdam.

Father Arie Rozendaal from the Netherlands.
Mother Heloisa Castello Branco from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Great grandfather Humberto Castello Branco, former president of Brazil.
Exhibited all over the world in galleries and museums,
makes installations with projections.
Makes websites as art pieces, pieces are sold with domain name,
work remains public, name of collector in title bar.
Collectors in France, Sweden, UK, Spain and Austria.
Lived in Amsterdam, Rio, Los Angeles, Paris, Tokyo, Portland and Berlin.
Lives and works on the internet.

Compression by Abstraction: A Conversation About Vectors


The following conversation was re-published with permission from the brand-new publication Spheres by Swiss graphic designer Philippe KarrerRafaël Rozendaal and Jürg Lehni discuss their shared interest in vector graphics, which are based on mathematically-defined geometrical entities such as lines, circles, and points, in contrast with more commonly used bitmap graphics, in which values are assigned to grids of pixels.

Rafaël Rozendaal: Vectors are based on mathematical equations. The equations are perfect. No matter how we try, we can never render a perfect circle in any medium. And even if we did, our imperfect eyes would not be able to register its perfection. Do we have to accept that such shapes can only exist in our mind?

 



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JODI: Street Digital


Looks like a great show to me. I've seen several of those pieces separately and liked them very much. Must be even better when they're all in on building.

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FAVICONTEST


do animated favicons only work in firefox?

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FAVICONTEST


there might be something here you could use? good luck!
http://www.newrafael.com/files/toolbar/embed_toolbar.html

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On Tour


one of my favorite poems: http://tosic.com/thank-you-mr-death/

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On Tour


Nikola Tosic is one of the best artists alive today, if not THE best. I am not very enthusiastic about most contemporary art. Finding out about Nikola and his work was/is very meaningful to me and reassures me that not only the masters of past centuries were able to produce groundbreaking ideas.
I am not familiar with the writing of Brian Droitcour but I am very surprised with his article especially after he met Nikola in person. At first the article seems positive but when you look closer you find out it's quite patronizing and totally misses the point. The point is that Nikola is a genius, someone who is completely underappreciated by most of the world.