For his solo exhibition at May gallery & residency, Nicolas Sassoon will present a series of large scale video projections and sculptures derived from a recent body of digital animations titled Green Waves.
Green Waves originally stems from a series of screen based animations depicting abstracted moving bodies of water through the use of moiré and hard edge pixel patterns. The animations are part of a large ongoing project titled Patterns, where Sassoon studies the representation of the natural by encoding it into abstracted digital forms.
For the exhibition at May gallery, Green Waves unveils a central moment within Sassoon’s current research; when his animated work extends to the material realm as contemplative sculptures and immersive video projections, taking form as imaginary portals inside the space. In Green Waves, each work evokes large surfaces of liquid by using multiple streaks of hard edge pixels moving slowly together, emulating an experience of landscape detached from nature through an illusory and mesmerizing display.