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Bryan Cantley
updated: 05/21/2013
website: /web.mac.com/form.u.la/FIEDAD2007/00.html
 
   
 
 
     
 
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digital paper© 02-3.2s
hybridshift 042
Sur-Face Platonics
RYDA Series 05
hybridshift 043
NSFW 05
hybridrawing 02
Hybridrawing 04
Mechudzu cover
digital paper 84
residue 01
Operator
hypermesh: NSFW 01
greensheet 011- datascape
COSMOlogy
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, biomorphic, conceptual, organic, futuristic, technology, text, language
 
 
digital paper© 02-3.2s by Bryan Cantley
digital paper© 02-3.2s
windows paint on Tablet Kiosk tablet pc
2110
11 " x  20 "  x 30 " 
hybridshift 042 by Bryan Cantley
hybridshift 042
drafting pencil, ink on animation paper
2006
9" x  12" 
Sur-Face Platonics by Bryan Cantley
Sur-Face Platonics
ink and transfer on mylar, ledger sheets
2012
30 " x  36 " 
RYDA Series 05 by Bryan Cantley
RYDA Series 05
Ink + Acrylic on clayboard
2012
7 " x  5 " 
hybridshift 043 by Bryan Cantley
hybridshift 043
drafting pencil, ink on animation paper
2006
9" x  12" 
NSFW 05 by Bryan Cantley
NSFW 05
ink and marker on mylar
2011
20 " x  30 " 
hybridrawing 02 by Bryan Cantley
hybridrawing 02
ink on paper
2001
11" x  9" 
Hybridrawing 04 by Bryan Cantley
Hybridrawing 04
ink in sketchbook
2004
9" x  5" 
Mechudzu cover by Bryan Cantley
Mechudzu cover
Ink on mylar/editing software
2011
8 " x  8 " 
digital paper 84 by Bryan Cantley
digital paper 84
digtal paper, Tablet Kiosk Tablet PC, WIndows Paint
2005
15 " x  30 " 
residue 01 by Bryan Cantley
residue 01
digital paper, Tablet Kiosk Tablet PC, Windows Paint
2005
15 " x  30 " 
Operator by Bryan Cantley
Operator
Mixed- paper, ink, paint, transfer graphics, plastic, metal, wood
2004
9" x  10"  x 10" 
hypermesh: NSFW 01 by Bryan Cantley
hypermesh: NSFW 01
ink on mylar
2110
0" x  20"  x 30" 
greensheet 011- datascape by Bryan Cantley
greensheet 011- datascape
ink on ledger book
2008
0" x  8.5"  x 11" 
COSMOlogy by Bryan Cantley
COSMOlogy
mixed
2013
6" x  48"  x 30" 

Artist Statement

 

MECHUDZU ® is a condition of perpetual reinvention, is the operational origin of the studio, and is the philosophical basis of our design approach for the material that follows. It is literally a hybrid condition of MECHANICAL + KUDZU.

 

The idea is based on properties of the Kudzu vine ["Kuzu" from Japan], a plant species that was imported to the southeast US after WWII. It was originally used for ground cover to control soil erosion, because of its gripping strength and ability to grow on any surface regardless of horizon relations. Shortly after its implementation, it was discovered to have characteristics of mass infestation- it continued to grow past the original specified boundaries. It could not be “controlled”.

 

Ultimately it takes over all surfaces with which it comes in contact- regardless of the orientation, composition, or locale. It grows on everything. It has been known to leap over roads, infest live power lines, attach to inverted horizontal surfaces [growing upside down] and penetrate mortar joints in masonry structures- thus overtaking the man-made structure and reducing it, if left unchecked, to rubble, or a new surface-construct [but more about that later].

 

Eventually, it covers every surface.

 

And then it does something quite unique. It starts growing on top of itself, on top of the new artificial surface that it has superimposed on the unwitting host. In a sense, it becomes its own HOSTFORM, engaging in a perpetual "call and response" scenario that can be played out indefinitely. There is never a designated "end" to the process... Every time it establishes a fresh new surfacescape, it then redefines that surface as a new “0” condition, and begins the process over again. To say that its existence is based on layering does not do justice to what the entity is capable.

 

We locate Architecture as completely artificial act, being entirely man-made. In reference to the work, the discourse of all Architecture is in this sense an intellectual construct.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

Bryan Cantley

B. of Arts in Architecture, 1987, University of North Carolina Charlotte.

M. Arch. UCLA, 1990

 

Awards:

AIA/OC Honor Award, 2002

Graham Foundation grant recipient, 2001

SFMOMA Permanent Collection

 

 

The work of Form:uLA has been featured in Developing Digital Architecture, Digital Architecture, Hybrid Drawings, Axonometric Drawing, and Composite Drawing. In addition, work has appeared in many magazines such as Ray Gun, Loudpaper, California Structures, LA Architect, Interior Expressions, and an online interview with the web site Volume 5.

 

Form:uLA has shown work in a number of group exhibitions. From November 2001 to February 2002 they were part of a group show at SF MoMA entitled “Organic/Inorganic: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art”. At the same time they also had a solo show at the 3A Garage Gallery in San Francisco entitled “Information Retrieval”. They were part of the New Blood 101 Millennium Models exhibit at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles as part of West Week 2000.

 

A set of five models and six drawings where presented that have since been purchased by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as a part of their permanent collection of Architecture, Design and Digital Arts. Also of note that year was a show at the Form Zero Bookstore/Gallery in Los Angeles. Other solo and group shows include one group show called “Open Book” at the Kellogg on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona, a solo show called “Enantiomorph Inversion Factor” at the Architecture Gallery also at Cal Poly Pomona, and a solo show, “Wool and Water” In the Art and Architecture gallery at UCLA.

 

Form:uLA have lectured at a number of architecture schools on both coasts and SF MOMA as part of their “Perfect Acts of Architecture” lecture series.