New York-based artist Daniel Rozin creates interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. His best known works respond in real time and recreate a live visual representation of the viewer’s likeness, staging the audience as an active and creative part of his art projects.
Merging the geometric with the participatory, Rozin’s installations have long been celebrated for their kinetic and interactive properties. Grounded in gestures of the body, the mirror is a central theme of Rozin’s practice. In his art, surface transformation becomes a means to explore animated behavior, representation, and illusion.
Since the late 1990s, his constructions have also investigated the psychological and optical cues inherent to image building, such as pattern and the materiality of the picture plane. Often the grid is carefully controlled with a computer and custom software. Visual structures such as that of haystacks, woven fabric, stone mosaics, the pixel, and particulate accumulations are among the many influences and diverse textures evoked by his installations.
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