The focus of my artistic practice is generative design, to create complex forms and patterns from simple specifications. My aim is to set up the parameters of action to affect base materials.
The focus of the “Dialogue” and “Sequence” series is to find the rhythm and pattern within the gesture of crumpling paper; investigating how the action affects the result. Within the blank negative space, there is information as to the process by which the work was made.
In addition to highlighting the creases within the work, the blank negative space acts as a contrast and counterbalance to the geometric shapes drawn.
The creases made from crumpling the paper mimics shapes, contour and rhythm found in nature, then contrasted by sharp edge geometric shapes, alludes to manufactured design.
It is my intention to investigate balance and rhythm between what is natural and what is structured, organic and sharply geometric.
Reuben Looyenga received his MFA at Central Saint Martin, London, UK. He has won the Murray Koffler Founding Members Purchase Award as well as the Grazyna and Martin Kabbat Award.
Reuben's work has also been exhibited in MIX Design Magazine quarterly issue number 19, 2010.
Reuben’s work has been exhibited and purchased for private collections in the United States, Canada and the UK well as the city archives collection of Toronto, Ontario.