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Joel Knocke

San Antonio College
Texas, USA
Reprise: Passes 1
30" x 24"

Artist Statement: I'm working on a series titled "Reprise," in which I use some of my old oil paintings as the basis for digital 3D images. I model, surface, and light the scenes to match the original paintings as closely as possible, then make Lightjet prints. I'm also working on an animated flythrough of the spaces I create.

These pieces were modeled and rendered in Newtek Lightwave 3D, with help from Adobe Photoshop for texture design and image manipulation.

I received a BFA in drawing and painting from Wichita State University and a MFA in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I also started working with computer graphics. I am currently an associate professor in the visual art and technology department, San Antonio College, teaching 2D and 3D animation.
Reprise: Johari's Window
30" x 24"