Marc Digeros: Digital Influence, Analog Execution.
With work that seemingly draws from both ends of the technology spectrum associated with todays ceramic studio, Marc Digeros produces work that blends old world materials with new age technology. In many ways his work shows no prescribed loyalty to tradition but rather follows a desire for exploration of material, process and the incorporation of modern digital elements. This modern aspect is not modern for the sake of being modern like one can easily find these days in stacked layers of computer guided slip trails. Marcs' work takes the precision of technology a couples it with the imperfect hand of the maker in a harmony that elevates all in unison. From my pespetive, Marcs' work is an is an ideal pairing of the digital and the analog. A complimentary performance that allows technology to sing without overshadowing the humanity of vessel making. One need only look at the chronology of Marcs' work to see the evolution that draws from the physical engineering of fabricated objects to the current processes that sample and build with technological aides that produce geometry and crispness uncommon to the human hand. Maker, material and tool in harmony is my impression of Marc Digeros and his ceramic works.
Bio taken from marcdigeros.com:
Marc Digeros, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, now resides in Los Angeles, California where he works for the architect, Frank Gehry, as model shop manager. He received his MFA from the University of Washington and his BFA from the University of Minnesota. He spent two years in Helena, MT as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and received the first ever Taunt Fellowship during his residency. He has taught at schools in the Los Angeles area including CSU (California State University) Northridge, CSU Long Beach, as well as the University of Southern California.