About
The Magic Paintbrush
This video relates to the theme of fluidity as a visual metaphor and identify since the artist is evident both from behind and in front of the images. The painting starts with a name, an identity, which is then filled in with paint. The action of painting is integrated with technology in luscious colours. This is an example of chroma key techniques in video production.
Artist/Director: 
Vivien Tytor

Bio: 
Vivien Tytor creates her colourful and innovative art in both figurative and abstract styles. As well as painting, she uses other media in her investigations of light and reflection. For example, some of her photographic work crosses the boundaries between painting and photography by merging images of musical instruments with those of her abstract paintings that were created with iridescent colours and reflective material to produce surreal pictures. Her Northern Lights series is a continuation of her investigations of the light and reflection theme by using iridescent paint to interpret nature's phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis. Her video “The Magic Paintbrush” continues this theme where it shows the artist applying paint that becomes a fluid, animated abstraction that seems to have a will of its own. The artist, with video camera in hand, gets literally absorbed into surface.
City, Province: 
Ottawa, ON
Original Media: 
VHS
Year Produced: 
1999
Genre: 
Video Art

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