BY GLEN STARKEY
— artistic alchemist
More mad scientist and creative genius than mere “artist,”
Jean-Francois Podevin creates conceptual word and picture machines
that generate thousands of possible combinations and permutations.
His new exhibition," Left of Time,” is currently on display at SLO’s
artMinds, 560 Higuera St., Suite A, through Jan.13.
Podevin — who’s created some 2,500 illustrations that have graced the covers of Time,
Scientific American, Business Week, Omni, and the Washington Post, to name a few
— calls his image machines “Stochasticons” and says his work is about
illusions of time and memories.”
One of his newest devices is “Meanwhile,” an image creator that
never tells the same story twice. “Lost Oceans” is another machine
that creates a near-unlimited combination of images.
The artist was raised and educated in
Paris, France, where he earned a degree
at the " Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques".
His image called “The Chaos of Consciousness”
Appears this month on the cover of Scientific American Mind
Podevin’s work is rare in that is allows the viewer to interact and become
part of the creative process. Spend some time exploring these intriguing
devices and see where Podevin’s and your creativity intersect