GIIIVENS is an experiential designer and software developer armed with a BA in Fine Arts from St. Mary's College, and is on the precipice of completing a software development certification from Northwestern University. They create interactive and immersive experiences that consist of experimental light / architectural design, audio visual art, 3D animation, and full stack + augmented reality software development, in addition to music composition and artistic direction. Their work has been shown in various capacities, which include recently creating a permanent Installation at Pier Park in South Bend Indiana. Their work has also notably been shown for Redbull at SXSW, The LINE Hotel, and The Museum of Human Achievement in Austin, TX, Public Works Gallery in Chicago, and Bishop Arts Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Outside of their solo ventures they are the founder of GIIIVENS Studio, a chairman and executive board member at the South Bend Museum of Art board, and a board member of the the artist residency board for the ATX based non-profit Brown State of Mind.
Light is the source of all life in this world and worlds beyond. It's energy that is simplified but not defined. I consider all my pieces to be simple configurations that are complex beings, the form of the formless; not bound by perception or perceived notion. The work I create uses Light, form, and sound as a means to create portals to new dimensions, connecting this world to the worlds unseen by the eye. Although the transportation that occurs may not necessarily be physical, light, unlike any other element can act as a means to affect emotion and perception of a space thus distorting reality as we know it.
Light sculptures by the artist GIIIVENS will capture your attention as the music grooves along and the drinks flow. - Julian Ramirez, Third Coast Review