Andrew Cole

The images I share with you here are as much for you, the viewer, as for my own indulgence. Sequential perfect information zero-sum combinatorial games such as chess or the popular Asian game go create forces and objects using energy and matter in a process that mimics real world physics.

Advancing beyond the level of the average chess player takes years of study and practice; my interest in chess is simply the enjoyment of cerebral competition. In the process of playing a game, why not also enjoy the game as an artistic challenge, to articulate the forces and structures created in each individual match in a way that draws in the viewer and creates an esthetically pleasing image?

I look at these two dimensional human constructions as a toolbox to create structures and particle interactions that may or may not duplicate reality, but their integrity within the rules is maintained just as in real life. I have had the opportunity to attack uncharted territory using the tools provided by one discipline to create my own version of another. I hope eventually someone else will use one of these toolboxes to create their own vision so that I can enjoy and learn from their efforts.

Andrew Cole's AutoGallery exhibit