John is an exciting contemporary British artist with an unusually varied background. He has degrees in art and science subjects, a doctorate in computer vision and has owned and managed successful businesses in both high-tech and leisure sectors, winning numerous awards. John is fascinated by machine intelligence and by how the application of simple rules can have complicated consequences. He believes that perception is behind the evolution of human intelligence, which is why art “works” (i.e. why we see ‘things’ in a painting rather than just flat blobs of colour) and why art is so important. "As a young man I decided that Art and Science were the only things worth doing. I have often had to compromise on this (with a demanding wife and four children!) but I have never stopped believing that creative study lifts life above the ordinary."
Biography: AWARDS 1983 : Art travel bursary to visit the Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain. 1986 : BIS Award to study the feasibility of automatic non-contact 3-D digitising. 1990 : RIG Award to develop a prototype 3-D Mould Inspector (for glass bottle moulds). 1992 : DTI SMART Stage I Award to develop a generic 3-D vision probe. 1994 : DTI SMART Stage II Award to develop a generic 3-D vision probe. 1995 : Winner of Yorkshire Innovation Competition (for 3-D probe). 1996 : RIG Award to develop Transputer software for image processing. 2001 : Millennium Award to write website “A History of Hele”. 2004 : Conservation Award, Barnstaple & District Civic Society (for history website). EXHIBITIONS 1984 : Wiggins Teape Gallery, Covent Garden, London (BA final show). 1985 : "Computer Generated Images", South Square Gallery, Thornton, Bradford. 1995 : "Generic 3-D Vision Probe", Inventions Fair, NEC, Birmingham. 2005 : Ilfracombe Art Society, Ilfracombe (annual show). 2005 : Lee Art and Craft society, Lee (annual show). 2005 : "Impossellations", Dovetails Gallery, Ilfracombe.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Site: The Art of John Moore
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