Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design


Current exhibits


Bohdan Burenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
Exhibit dates: February 3–March 18, 2017
more info...


Cinequest's Immersive VR Gallery at ANNO DOMINI
VR Program Dates & Hours:
March 2nd–5th from 11am-5pm
March 9th–12th from 11am-5pm,
South FIRST FRIDAYS Artwalk, March 3rd
from 7pm–11pm (free & open to the public)
more info...

Cinequests Immersive VR Gallery at ANNO DOMINI

Anno Domini presents...

Bohdan Burenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
Solo Exhibition: February 3–March 18, 2017


Artist's Reception: Friday February 3, 2017 from 7–11pm
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk

Creating my works, I use any means and aesthetic categories enhancing impact of the image with regard to its expressiveness; like organization of the elements on the plane, identification of the image structure, its lines and principal spots, figural rhymes and resonances, impression of dramatic struggle of the elements, intensity and unexpected effects of a picture affecting the eye of the audience.

The crucial role is played by the expressiveness of the image rather than by words or the concept at the heart of it. The most important thing for me is how to create such artistic influence of the image so it could “light up people's hearts,” like words of a prophet...reach their consciousness, absorb them, open their eyes to the very essence of human nature. I want all my creations to reflect my spirit.

For me, a human being is the focal point and the pièce de résistance of the arts, that is why I do portraits and “headshots.” The Face is the unique part of the human body. Destruction of a human face evokes strong emotions both in real life and in painting. I do not draw specific people so it's impossible to identify a person in my works. I think that it is the absence of references to specific people that makes it possible for an observer to see an image properly, without any prejudice.

The current Heads series is inspired by human anatomy charts of 17th and 18th centuries. These graphic illustrations created before the advent of cameras made a strong impression on me. I was also inspired by the Victorian photography and the Early Renaissance portraits.

In these paintings is an attempt to capture the appearance along with all the feelings this concrete image evokes in the creator. My painting is always subjective in its deepest sense. When drawing an image you are not only drawing an object or a figure — you are also portraying yourself. Painting is always a two-way process, in which the painter is a filter, an interpreter. He is not an illustrator of reality. Illustration is a priori, a no-win wrong path. My art is always an appeal to subjectivity, not to the cold photographic objectivity.

My painting is not about reproducing reality or existing forms, and not about developing new forms, it is about capturing forces. Forces which inexplicably act on observers, like magic. Auguste Renoir once said, "The most important element in a picture cannot be defined."

Artist's Reception: First Friday, February 3rd, 7–11pm
Solo Exhibition: February 3–March 18, 2017


Anno Domini presents...

Cinequest's Immersive VR Gallery at Anno Domini

VR Program Dates & Hours:
March 2nd–5th from 11am-5pm
March 9th–12th from 11am-5pm,
First Friday, March 3rd from 7pm–11pm (free & open to the public)

Expand your mind! Experience new worlds! Push boundaries! Be inspired! THAT’S Cinequest, baby!

It's fitting that Cinequest, the longtime leader in showcasing the integration of Silicon Valley and global technologies with filmed media, would become the place to experience the latest and greatest in the emerging world of Virtual and Augmented Realities. You'll find Cinequest's focus on empowering artists and innovators and connecting their creations to the audiences that appreciate and love their work on display in the inaugural Cinequest VR Experience. Welcome to this exciting and multifaceted offering.

Come to Anno Domini during the MARCH 3rd South FIRST FRIDAYS ArtWalkSJ and enjoy immersive VR experiences surrounded by fabulous visual art. Enjoy these inspiring immersive experiences:

Blortasia by Shapespace VR

By Shapespace VR
Blortasia is an abstract art world in the sky. Fly freely through a surreal maze of evolving sculptures. Take a break from reality and explore an animated psychedelic sculpture park.

Tilt Brush by Google

"Tilt Brush"
By Google
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless.

Google Earth VR

"Google Earth VR"
Explore the world from totally new perspectives. Stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over Yosemite, or teleport across the globe.

VR Program Dates & Hours: 11am-5pm, March 2nd to 5th and March 9th to 12th and First Friday March 3rd 7pm–11pm (free & open to the public.)


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