CODAME Featured Artist
Antonio Cortez is a multimedia artist working in conceptual installation art projects integrating photography, media arts and para-design known for developing Mathematical Formulations in the Service of Art, a series of renderings and prints that explores geometries from abstract mathematical functions and art.
SF Chronicle’s Kenneth Baker who wrote:
“In composing music and making or staging visual art, Cage frequently used the I Ching, the traditional Chinese divination system, as a means to give randomness to decisions. Several pieces here make explicit reference to it, notably a work by Antonio Cortez in both static and digital display. By adept use of design software, Cortez translated the 64 two-dimensional hexagrams of the I Ching into colorful 3-D models, referencing, as Cage typically did not, the hexagrams’ metaphorical associations.”
Mr. Cortez was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He holds a BS in Materials Science Engineering. During his college years, he studied photography at The Newman Foundation, a design school that followed Bauhaus principles. In 1995, Mr. Cortez earned a Graduate Certificate in Administration and Management from Harvard University. Continuing his interest in the visual arts, he pursued course work at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Emerson College, and New England School of Photography.