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  • Twisted Siblings: Relationships between Contemporary Painting and Digital Architecture
    Anthony Titus

Anthony Titus, Empty Field 2, 2008.

Historically, one can easily detect relationships between the disciplines of painting and architecture. From the Renaissance to the early Modern movements of cubism, futurism, constructivism, neo-plasticism, and surrealism, a vast number of architectural works can be identified, which owe their experimental spatial qualities to parallel developments in painting. Despite the charged historical relationship between the two, surprisingly little exchange has taken place between painting and architecture over the last four decades. This project seeks to explore the immediate histories of these two disciplines, while also looking to a future of dynamic exchange. New connections will be made between, cutting-edge digital explorations in architecture and recent modes of representation in contemporary painting. The research will consist of a series of interviews with a number of leading practitioners, scholars, and educators within the fields of painting and architecture.

Anthony Titus is an architect, artist, and educator who lives and works in New York. He is the founder of Anthony Titus Studio, an interdisciplinary practice, which focuses upon the relationships between contemporary art and architecture. Titus received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and a graduate degree in fine art from the University of Chicago. His work has been exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and includes recent solo and group exhibitions at Bloomberg Financial Headquarters, Art in General, Museum 52, American Contemporary, Hudson Basilica, and the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center. Titus has taught and served as a critic at numerous schools, including Cornell University, Columbia University, the Cooper Union, MIT, Art Center, SCI-Arc, and Arts, Letters, and Numbers. He currently holds the position of assistant professor and coordinator of the First-Year Design Studio, within the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.