Pragmatism and Decadence through Applied Research
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Toronto.
Room 230 (second floor)
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Free to attend!
Brayman will describe his working process and discuss the resulting objects, which are born through a unique mixture of science and art. Specifically, his research into robotic fabrication and porcelain production will be presented.
"My current work comes from research into new technologies coupled with my long-standing interest in utility. While the forms are largely defined by conventions of function, the specifics of these forms and their surfaces are born from digital tools: software and hardware."
Andy Brayman holds a BA in sociology and a BFA in ceramics from the University of Kansas (1996) and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University (1998). His work is a combination of traditional craft, industrial processes, and contemporary art strategies. At their best, his pots demonstrate an object’s potential to be both beautiful and cerebral. In 2005, Andy founded The Matter Factory in Kansas City. It is part artist studio, part laboratory, and part factory. In addition to producing objects of his design, the company contains a collaborative element. Guest designers and artists are invited to develop objects for production, which might otherwise have trouble finding an eager manufacturer.
GH and Firefly - Spraying Color from andy brayman on Vimeo.