Joshua Davis Exhibitions and Masterclass


Robert-Jan Verhagen:

Exhibition Joshua Davis

Location: <>TAG, Stille Veerkade 19, 2512 BE, The Hague, The Netherlands
Opening > December 15th
Time> 17.00 hours
Exhibition > December 15th 2006 - January 13th 2007
Open > Wednesday - Saturday from 12:00 - 17.00 hours

Over the past decade, Joshua Davis has established himself as one of the leading forces in the creative field. Using the computer in intuitive and innovative ways, Davis has set the standard for generations of artists to come.
It was no mere coincidence Davis was named one of the Ten Most Creative People by the IPPA (Internet Professional Publishers’ Association). He has received numerous prizes and has exhibited all over the globe. He’s also teaching as a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
The following fragment tells us a lot about his approach, methodology and his views on art.

"Among modern artists I conceptually identify with Jackson Pollock - not that I'm a particular fan of his visual style, but because he always identified himself as a painter, even though a lot of the time his brush never hit the canvas.

There's something in that disconnect - not using a brush or tool in traditional methods. Pollock might argue that it's the process of abstraction that's dynamic, not the end result, which in his case is a static painting.
In my own work, the end result is never static; by making room for as many anomalies as possible, every composition generated by the programs we write is unique to itself. I'll program the ‘brushes’, the ‘paints’, the ‘strokes’, the ‘rules’, and the ‘boundaries’. However, it is the software that creates the compositions - the programs draw themselves.

I am in a constant state of surprise and discovery, because the program may structure compositions that I may never have thought of to execute or might take me hours to create manually.”

More on Joshua Davis:


Exhibition Joshua Davis

Location: <>TAG Amsterdam
Adress: Spuistraat 250, Amsterdam
Exhibition > December 16th 2006 - Februari 14th 2007
Open > Monday through Saturday from noon till 19:00 hours


Joshua Davis Masterclass

<>TAG in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Date > Friday December 15th
Doors open at > 11.00 hrs
Workshop: 12:00-16:00 hrs
Location: Auditorium Royal Academy of Art (KABK) Den Haag
Adress: Prinsessegracht 4 The Hague
Entrance > Free

At <>TAG, Davis will present some of his latest work. To get an impression of his particular style and approach, check out the links provided below. However, there is more, and this is where things get really interesting...

One of Davis’ outstanding qualities is his ability to guide any audience through his creative process in an exciting and dynamic presentation.

You don’t have to be an expert in the realm of software to enjoy this hugely entertaining ride. With Davis at the wheel, there’s little room for academic ivory towers; and why should there be?

On the other hand, if you’re into graphic design, and, more specifically, randomly generated images in Flash, you should drop everything and join us at The Hague’s Royal Academy of Art (KABK)! This is an opportunity you really don’t want to miss out on...

The masterclass is freely accessible, with a limit of 100 participants. And if you’re not able to get there in time, you can always check out the grand opening at <>TAG Headquarters later that afternoon.

For more images and background, please check:

Originally posted on Raw by Robert-Jan Verhagen