The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Louis Markoya Strange Attractors
From 1971-75, artist Louis Markoya worked as a studio assistant for legendary Surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The experience had a profound effect and continues to influence his work, which he sees as an extension of Dali's vision. Drawing on his background in fractals and mathematics, Markoya begins his paintings digitally, working on the computer to visualize his ideas, which he then transfers to canvas where he often works in oil. Markoya has also created Surrealist-inspired sculptures and has recently experimented with lenticular printing, which gives the illusion of depth as the image is viewed from different angles. The exhibition in Staniar Gallery will include original Dali works from Markoya's collection, as well as a 3-D animation. Markoya worked for more than 35 years with developing technology in the field of semiconductor lithography. He consulted on projects for IBM, AT&T, and Intel, and he holds more than 30 U.S. patents.