Contemporary artist John Gerrard

Modelling Reality for Art's Sake

If you follow contemporary art at all, you will know John Gerrard's work through pieces such as "Infinite Freedom", as seen at The Manchester International Festival this year. This piece is typical of Gerrard's commitment to the creation of sculptures taking the form of 3D, real-time computer graphics. Borrowing from the video-game industry, Gerrard excels in creating hyper-real, cinematic-style experiences. The creation of which is dependent upon the careful direction of many groups of people who will take the work through a series of labour-intensive steps.

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