Leo Villareal An American Artist
Leo Villareal's work is focused on stripping systems down to their essence to better understand the underlying structures and rules that govern how they work. He is interested in lowest common denominators such as pixels or the zeros and ones in binary code. Starting at the beginning, using the simplest forms, Villareal begins to build elements within a framework. The work explores not only the physical but adds the dimension of time combining both spatial and temporal resolution. [from the artist's website]
"Buckyball" Light Sculpture 2016
"Buckyball" Light Sculpture 2016, Artist: Leo Villareal, The Exploratorium, Pier 15, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, California

This illuminated sculpture, comprised of 4,500 LED nodes, is animated by custom software programmed by the artist to display of 16 million distinct colors.[from a sign identifying the sculpture]

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