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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, educator, writer, and founder of Anthony Titus Studio. He 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. He is currently an assistant professor of architecture at Rensselaer. He has exhibited his work widely, and includes two recent solo exhibitions titled Surface Mining, Cornell University AAP (2014) and Marginal Tactics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014). His work has been included in high profile group exhibitions such as Vienna for Arts Sake!, curated by Peter Noever (2013–16), and Accrochage, Friedman Benda (2015). Titus's writings have been included in numerous publications, including an essay entitled "Eyes to the Ground, Visionary Notions of The Urban Landscape" in Urban Hopes: Made in China by Steven Holl (Lars Müller, 2014) as well as an afterword in the publication The Great White Whale is Black, The Work of Tony Candido (Cooper Union, 2014).