Random Hexagons

AMF gallery presents algorithm-based computer graphics by Severi Virolainen from 3rd to 20th May 2016.

The works are created by using GDL language of ArchiCAD and randomness and printed with an inkjet printer. All the works are based on one parametric hexagon, which has been multiplied different ways by using and limiting the randomness. The depth is created by layering hexagons so that the hexagons in the separate layers follow different rules.
Tietokonegrafiikkaa. Työt on luotu ArchiCADin GDL-ohjelmointikieltä ja satunnaisuutta hyödyntäen ja tulostettu mustesuihkutekniikalla. Ne kaikki perustuvat yhteen parametriseen kuusikulmioon, jota on monistettu eri tavoin satunnaisuutta hyödyntäen ja rajoittaen. Syvyyttä töihin on luotu kerrostamalla syntyneitä kennostoja siten, että eri kerroksissa kuusikulmiot noudattavat erilaisia sääntöjä.
Severi Virolainen
arkkitehti, Architect TKK 1992
Aalto tohtorikoulutettava, Doctoral student2015–
 
Severi has programmed computers since 1979, first on breaks at school and later in his own companies. 1988 Severi founded M.A.D., which is specialized in computer aided architectural design (or BIM). Severi’s diploma work ”Hypermedia House” (1992) was the first diploma work in HUT delivered only in digital form (SyQuest disc).
In his doctoral thesis Severi studies ”Algorithms, parametric design and printing buildings”, which will be focused later on. Graphics and other visual arts Severi has created in random occasions along his life time.
 
Severi on vuodesta 1979 alkaen ohjelmoinut tietokoneita, ensin välitunneilla, myöhemmin omissa firmoissaan. 1988 Severi perusti M.A.D. -yhtiön, joka tietokoneavusteiseen rakennussuunnitteluun erikoistunut asiantuntijaorganisaatio. Severin diplomityö ”Hypermediatalo” (1992) oli TKK:n ensimmäinen ainoastaan elektronisessa muodossa luovutettu diplomityö.
Väitöstutkimuksen aiheena Severillä on ”Algoritmit, parametriinen suunnittelu ja rakennusten tulostaminen”, josta aihe myöhemmin tarkemmin rajaantuu. Grafiikkaa ja muuta kuvataidetta Severi on luonut satunnaisina rupeamina koko elämänsä.
 

Random Hexagons – Satunnaisia kuusikulmioita

By Severi Virolainen
Computer graphics. The works are created by using GDL language of ArchiCAD and randomness and printed with an inkjet printer. All the works are based on one parametric hexagon, which has been multiplied different ways by using and limiting the randomness. The depth is created by layering hexagons so that the hexagons in the separate layers follow different rules.
Tietokonegrafiikkaa. Työt on luotu ArchiCADin GDL-ohjelmointikieltä ja satunnaisuutta hyödyntäen ja tulostettu mustesuihkutekniikalla. Ne kaikki perustuvat yhteen parametriseen kuusikulmioon, jota on monistettu eri tavoin satunnaisuutta hyödyntäen ja rajoittaen. Syvyyttä töihin on luotu kerrostamalla syntyneitä kennostoja siten, että eri kerroksissa kuusikulmiot noudattavat erilaisia sääntöjä.

Severi Virolainen
arkkitehti, Architect TKK 1992
Aalto tohtorikoulutettava, Doctoral student2015–
Severi has programmed computers since 1979, first on breaks at school and later in his own companies. 1988 Severi founded M.A.D., which is specialized in computer aided architectural design (or BIM). Severi’s diploma work ”Hypermedia House” (1992) was the first diploma work in HUT delivered only in digital form (SyQuest disc).
In his doctoral thesis Severi studies ”Algorithms, parametric design and printing buildings”, which will be focused later on. Graphics and other visual arts Severi has created in random occasions along his life time.
Severi on vuodesta 1979 alkaen ohjelmoinut tietokoneita, ensin välitunneilla, myöhemmin omissa firmoissaan. 1988 Severi perusti M.A.D. -yhtiön, joka tietokoneavusteiseen rakennussuunnitteluun erikoistunut asiantuntijaorganisaatio. Severin diplomityö ”Hypermediatalo” (1992) oli TKK:n ensimmäinen ainoastaan elektronisessa muodossa luovutettu diplomityö.
Väitöstutkimuksen aiheena Severillä on ”Algoritmit, parametriinen suunnittelu ja rakennusten tulostaminen”, josta aihe myöhemmin tarkemmin rajaantuu. Grafiikkaa ja muuta kuvataidetta Severi on luonut satunnaisina rupeamina koko elämänsä.

Open call for artists to exhibit their work at the AMF Gallery in spring 2016

AMF Gallery is looking for artists to present their work in spring 2016. Gallery representation is offered to all members of Aalto community from students and staff to alumni. We exhibit contemporary art of all styles and techniques.

The AMF Gallery is located in the Aalto Media Factory in Hämeentie 135 A. The space is open for visitors on weekdays at 9:00-17:00 and it is free of charge for both exhibiting artists as well as visitors. Each exhibition is open for three and a half weeks.

AMF Gallery has had the pleasure to host a number of exhibitions since fall 2012. In spring we hope to have 5-6 exhibitions, displaying a versatile collection of artwork.

If you wish to submit your artwork and have the Media Factory considering an exhibition of your work, please send a proposal by e-mail to Leena Närekangas, leena.narekangas@aalto.fi

The following items should be attached to the email:
*Portfolio
-2-3 images of your artwork.
-Artwork title, medium and dimensions
-Images must be Jpeg, smaller than 3MB
*Short biography

You are also welcome to visit us and see the space before submitting your works.

Visit the AMF Gallery website: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/amf-gallery/

Welcome to the opening of Man & Machine exhibition

Tuesday 6 October 17:00 – 19:00 at AMF Gallery!
(Hämeentie 135 A, 3rd floor, Arabia)

Exhibition of student works from the course Man & Machine jointly organized by Aalto ARTS General Studies department (YoYo) sculpture studios, and the FabLab at Aalto Media Factory. The course examines the possibilities for working with new technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC machines, and how these can be utilised with traditional sculpture techniques in the production of contemporary art works.

The focus is the human body. This is perhaps the most archetypal motif for sculpture from prehistoric times through Ancient Times, to the Renaissance and naturally is still widely used today. The works presented illustrate how new technology, when used by thoughtful, critical artists, can be used to create works that are both conceptually interesting and aesthetically pleasing. The students have employed a wide range of materials and techniques, including traditional handicraft, making the results very interesting and stimulating indeed.

Teachers:
Andy Best – sculpture lecturer (YoYo)
Albert Laine – 3D graphics & modelling
Charlie Banthorpe – 3D printing, laser cutting
Solomon Embafrash – electronics

Students participating in exhibition:
Tomas De Rita
Venla Heiskanen
Liisi Huotari
Pietari Kellokumpu
Päivi Lehtinen
Hanneriina Moisseinen
Anna Neva
Niko Nurmi
Ali Zamiri

After the opening day the exhibition runs between 7. – 30.10.2015. The gallery is open from Mon till Fri 9-17.

Behind the limit – exhibition opening 10th March

Paintings by Anastasiia Ieremenok at AMF Gallery 11.3.-3.4.2015

Presented paintings are a part of a series, dedicated to the harmonious combinations of colors and shapes in the nature. This is the artist’s philosophical approach to a certain problem in our society. Nowadays we are accustomed to the daily routine, where we rush every day along the path: home­-work-­home. We so rarely stop to look around, to see the life beside us. In these paintings artist proposes to briefly reveal the limits of our regular “boxes”, sneak from behind the familiar comfort zone. Images provoke the spectator to see the consensus of colors and shapes taken from the natural context. There are moments, that a camera is not able to capture, only human mind is.

About the artist:
Anastasiia Ieremenok is a young architect (MArch) and artist of Ukrainian origin, now based in Helsinki. She came to Finland to study in the Wood Program at the Department of Architecture at Aalto University in 2012, then worked as a research assistant in the Chair of Wood Construction. Now she works in the architecture office in Helsinki and paints in the free time.

Before entering the Kiev National University of Construction and Architecture, she have studied in the art school for 6 years, where painting and sculpting skills were developed. Even if architecture was chosen as a main profession, strong passion for painting remained. She had created over than 70 portraits and abstracts for private customers from Ukraine, Italy, Netherlands and Norway. Book illustration and graphic design has also been a part of her experimental path.

She has always tried to keep the connection between architectural spaces and painting. In architecture she prefers wood as a building and decorative material, since it is the most natural and aesthetically pleasing medium. Respectively, in the painting the main source of her inspiration is just nature. That is why, on her opinion, Finland is just the right country for living, with incredibly beautiful nature and wood everywhere!

Art exhibition opening Tue 25.11. Welcome!

Welcome to this year’s final exhibition opening at the AMF Gallery!

Our fall semester is getting a grande finale with  Mathematics Comics Novel –exhibition, displaying drawings by talented Pedro Aibéo. The opening is held at the Gallery on Tuesday November 25th at 17-19.00 and the event is open for everyone. Join us for a glass of bubbly, to admire Aibéo’s drawings, which are part of the book “this is not just mathematics” published in 2012 in Portugal.

Read more about the work and the artist HERE.

AMF Gallery: The Chimes of Deadwood and Life on Agar Plates exhibition opening on Oct 28th

Unique forest sounds and soundscapes that make deadwood resonate are exhibited together with photographs of yeastograms and other agar plates in AMF Gallery on 29.10. – 21.11.2014.

Welcome to the opening on 28.10.2014 at 17-19!

For more info: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/amf-gallery/the-chimes-of-deadwood-and-life-on-agar-plates/

Rintakuvia – Busts at AMF Gallery 3.-26.9.

Cancer sounds scary, sick and pain-like. Breast cancer sounds like a loss of femininity, mutilation and ugly bra.

Artist Tuula Bergqvist has made her professional career as a teacher of design and fashion. In her art pieces she explores her own cancer-related, material-physical process. How has the process influenced her own life? Does it have a wider cultural or political significance?”

For more info: http://mediafactory.aalto.fi/amf-gallery/rintakuvia-busts/

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition on 2.9.2014 at 17-19!

AMF Gallery opening: Exhibition of Designers’ Artwork Evenings

Welcome to the opening of Exhibition of Designers’ Artwork Evenings on Tuesday April 1st at 18:00!

A group of students from the Creative Sustainability programme wanted to practice their artistic skills but couldn’t fit the actual art classes in their tight schedule. Luckily they were able to use the empty drawing rooms in the evenings, and so the CS Art Group was born.

The informal artwork classes has worked as a therapy for the students – offering them a place to come and relax after a busy day and concentrate on the creative process. The students have been able to practice their creativity and experiment with their ideas in a laid-back environment. Now the group is exhibiting their artwork at the AMF Gallery, and you are invited to join us for the opening.

Read more about the CS Art Group and how the artwork was born on the exhibition page.