Guy Austin

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"I see nature as a tapestry of repurposed patterns. Examples include Quartz crystals resembling snowflakes, lightning bolts resembling river erosion patterns, or even the capillaries beneath our skin. The spiraling oval of a nautilus shell matches the design of a galaxy spinning around a black hole, ocean waves to sound vibrations. These repeating patterns in nature have been mathematically digitized and are called fractals. I play with the fractals and exaggerate them. I combine them and reform them into new forms and experiences, presenting new possibilities for nature. The medium is called Fractal Flame.” 

Breeze #5ƒ
I mash up fractals, (patterns from nature such as spirals, waves, cubes, lightning bolts, and more), then render them into a single image. They usually turn out as complete messes. But like we used to do when we were kids staring up at the clouds and imagining all sorts of shapes, forms, or "ice cream castles in the sky," I imagine what the form is that I look at and then collage the4 digitally with other forms. In this case, I saw the wind, not the object itself, so I decided to "paint the breeze." The piece is a Diasec print measuring 40 inches by 60 inches with a 1/4 Acrylic faceplate.
Work Credit: 
I am a solo artist, with no assistants.
A Great Wave in an Asian Sea."
I have been enamored with Katsushika Hokusai, the printmaker who great "The Great Wave." As a young artist, surfer, and swimmer, who sought water as stress relief and euphoric pleasure, I was jealous of Hokusai's "The Great Wave." What genius he displayed. His statement was so obvious: The ocean is beautiful and inviting, yet is unforgiving and merciless. When a single fragment of a fractal reminded me of that wave, I decided to take that fragment of a fractal and morph it, alter, manipulate it into ten different versions, and collaged them into an "aesthetic beast" of a wave that is cascading towards the viewer. The piece is a Diasec print measuring 40 inches by 60 inches with a 1/4 Acrylic faceplate.
Work Credit: 
I am the sole artist of this project, and no assistants were utilized.
"Precipice Triptych"
My precipice series involves water and cliffs and glacier melts. The place, I imagine, is in the middle of a quasi-flood, and water is finding its way by any means possible to the lowest point it can find. There are three panels to this piece. Each panel is 30 inches by 40 inches, and the width of the piece is 90 inches wide.
Work Credit: 
I am the sole artist on this piece. No assistants were utilized.

GK Austin is a Southern Californian native. At a young age, he developed a lifelong love for the water finding the ocean or a backyard swimming pool the safest place in the world. "As an artist, water has been my primary muse, and this muse has delivered for me." Austin's compositions include icebergs floating adrift on a black sea, canyon boulders sculpted by water into ornate swirls and patterns, clouds the size of mountains hovering over calm or stormy seas, and electric blue tides washing onto black sand beaches in an imaginary Iceland. He works in a digital medium called Fractal Flame. Fractals are digitized patterns from nature. Austin combines or morphs these patterns into one another and collages them into exciting compositions. He like likes to say that he mashes up fractals like a DJ, then, via serendipity, he collages the rendered patterns into real or phantasmal world creations. He has sold his work in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs, Palm Beach, and Chelsea, New York. 




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