[ISEA2011] Artist Statement: Peter Hardie – Reflection_one and Ripple_flat_four

Artist Statement

My work is driven by the observation and reaction to moments in time and place of landscape. In the current work this is willow trees reflecting onto a rippling river.

  • Peter Hardie is full time artist focusing on the creation of still and moving artworks though the innovative use of the tools and techniques available in three dimensional computer animation systems. His work is based on the study of natural phenomena and landscape exploring the area between realism and abstraction, looking at the aspects of colour, light, form and movement to deliver specific, sensation based experiences. The current artworks started in 2004 and are ongoing. The works have been exhibited widely within the UK and also at festivals and conferences in Europe and the United States. Before 2007, he was instrumental in developing computer animation courses for art-based students in UK universities, in particular the undergraduate and Master’s Programmes in Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. He was also programme leader for the Masters in Arts In 3D Computer Animation since its inception to 2004. He is the founding member and leader of the Visual Research since its inception to 2004. In parallel to this he has been engaged in exhibitions, publications, computer animated sequences for television and computer generated simulation ride films.

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