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The Hidden Imagery of Language: Art by Krasimira Dimtchevska


A digital image made from an encoded sentenceLife has Many Symptoms, digital print

Today’s featured artist is Krasimira Dimtchevska! Krasimira holds a Master’s degree of Arts from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art in Poland, and has been creating work based on the hidden imagery of language for the past several decades.

 

A digital print made using language run through a computer programThe Word Takes Sides, digital print

I am really entranced by the artist’s method of working – she has devised a patented and unique system of taking a linguistic sentence, breaking it down into a pattern, and encoding it into a visual format. The results are complex and otherworldly, featuring bright, digitized tones of deep blue and green, as well as abstracted forms that appear to be at once human, animal and technological. Her digital works are reminiscent of the explorations of Melissa Ann Lambert.

 

A screen capture of the front page of Krasimira Dimtchevska's websiteThe front page of Krasimira's website

According to Karsimira’s description, the images in her most recent series, Artist Cheat Death, are composed of “visual fragments encoding the sequence of synonyms from which their titles have been derived.” These works are presented as undulating forms on blank backgrounds, with code-like text running below them as an explanation for their existence.

 

A digital print image with a fractal-like patternChimera 02, digital print


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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