Contemplations and Neural Communications

“My art seeks to give form to those processes of thought which have yet to be fully articulated and to explore the enormous scope of the beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we think.”

Artist and writer, Richard Bright, has addressed the relationship between art, science and consciousness for over 30 years. In his recent series of drawings he explores the impermanent and shifting process of thinking.

Richard Bright: Contemplation No.45 (kasina), 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

I’ve worked for many years exploring the intersection of art and science, regarding each as an open and systematic inquiry into the deep structure of human experience. Artistic and scientific themes have run alongside and interpenetrated each other throughout these years, both within my work with Interalia and also in my artistic practice.

My work as an artist draws from scientific concepts of mathematical, natural and physical processes. The process being as important as the final work.

My art seeks to give form to those processes of thought which have yet to be fully articulated and to explore the enormous scope of the beautiful and delicately balanced neural choreographies designed to reflect what is occurring in our own minds as we think.

Drawing inspiration from Buddhist philosophy and neuroscientific literature and imagery, I create drawings that offer an interpretation on mental processes to reveal the nature of human consciousness and the process of thought, bridging the connection between the mysterious three pound macroscopic brain and the microscopic behaviour of neurons.

Richard Bright: Neural Communication No.12, 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Contemplation No.47 (kasina), 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Neural Communication N0.18 (dance), pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Contemplation No.49 (kasina), 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Neural Communication No.15 (field), 2018, pen and ink, 30 x 30cms

 

Richard Bright: Contemplation No.39 (kasina), 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Neural Communication No.28 (field), 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Neural Communication No.11, 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Contemplation No.46 (ascending, descending), 2018, pen and ink , 25 x 30cms

 

Richard Bright: Neural Communication No.21, 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Neural Communication No.22, 2018, pen and ink, 25 x 25cms

 

Richard Bright: Contemplating Neural Communication, 2018, pen and ink, 30 x 30cms

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www.richardbrightart.com

All images copyright and courtesy of Richard Bright

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One Response to “Contemplations and Neural Communications”

  1. Sonya Rademeyer
    Sonya Rademeyer
    May 3, 2018 at 11:02 am #

    I am quite fascinated by the term ‘neural choreographies’ which, to me, points towards the mystical in how contemplation is orchestrated: a dance of synaptic movement which is both free and yet contained at the same time. A curious question: has your work been performed in dance before ..?

    You also mention the particular neural space before thoughts are fully articulated. When you draw into the darkness/dark space it is in remembering the previous line that the following line is made. How important is ‘un-knowingness’ to you as an artist?

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