Kati Vilim: Extempore Refrain

A rendering of Kati Vilim's Extempore Refrain. Courtesy of the artist.

A rendering of Kati Vilim’s Extempore Refrain. Courtesy of the artist.

Kati Vilim: Extempore Refrain

Exhibition on view September 6, 2013—ongoing

Curated by Brendan Carroll brendanscottcarroll.com

Kati Vilim’s Extempore Refrain is an abstract digital projection that transforms the façade of ArtBloc into an audiovisual multisensory experience. Like her hard-edged geometric paintings, Vilim’s digital projection uses algorithms to explore color, form, and repetition. In many ways, this work is a time-based painting. To create Extempore Refrain, she used Processing 2.0, an open source computer programming language that can be likened to an artist’s sketchbook.

“There is an interesting relation between animation and painting, and working with both helps me to understand better the essence of images,” notes the artist.

Extempore Refrain will launch Friday, September 6, 2013, at 7 p.m., and play nightly. Extempore Refrain is a celebration of motion, light, color, and form. 

Extempore Refrain, 2013, digital animation (color and sound), 15-minute continuous loop.

About the artist:

Kati Vilim is an internationally recognized abstract artist. She investigates the visual language as an abstract system, creating new content based on algorithms, color theory and rhythmic patterns. Her media ranges from oil painting, printmaking and drawing, to electric light installation and digital animation. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and museums, including Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ;  Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ; Gallery of Modern Art, Veszprem, Hungary, and Panepinto Galleries, Jersey City, NJ, to name a few. The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Jersey City Independent have reviewed her work. Vilim received her MFA from both, University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary and Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.Vilim was born in  Budapest, Hungary. She lives and works in Newark, NJ.

For more information, please go here: kativilim.com

SILVERMAN is a New Jersey real estate developer, creatively rebuilding urban areas, supporting the arts, while building neighborhoods.

ArtBloc is a mobile art gallery and performance space built from two repurposed shipping containers – it is a dynamic community venue for art, music, dance and theater.

Brendan Carroll is an artist, writer and curator. He organizes a rotating exhibition program of prominent and up-and-coming artists for SILVERMAN.



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