Natasha Tomchin is driven by her fascination with natural phenomena. A Miami local for the last decade and deeply inspired by the clouds and lush flora, her art draws directly from her surroundings in an effort to connect more deeply with nature. These feelings translate across code art, painted furniture, sculpture, video, and projection installations.
Always exploring new creative forms of expression, she uses unconventional methods to cross visual boundaries. Her ‘Digital Dreamscapes’ are surreal manipulations of the natural world that encourage the audience to appreciate the ephemeral and awe-inspiring beauty surrounding them. She encourages us to put our phones down and “Don’t forget to look up!”
This series of nature inspired Digital Dreamscapes from 2014 – 2018 takes the audience on a psychedelic journey of moments suspended in time. Caught between surreal and natural, these flowing pieces becomes more relevant than ever.
Return the the Roots
If you think you are free, you can’t escape
A virtual reality piece created in 2017 for iii points and shown again at Art Basel 2017, an interactive glitched out cloudscape with not so subtle reminders to find your center and enjoy the ride. The messaging pays homage to Ram Dass by using his quotes from “Be here now” in a 360 cloudy dreamscape. Audio credit to Charles Levine.
VR experience is interactive below in Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Opera on desktops.
What if this is all real?
Altar’d Dreamscapes is an ongoimg multi-year mixed media collaboration with neon artist Olivia Steele. Working to bring new life to still pieces, Natasha applies her various styles of video art to Olivia’s signature interventions. This project has grown to encompass a library of collaborative video pieces along with multi-media installations in Los Angeles, Miami, Las Vegas, Mexico City, and Berlin.
Clouds are a constant theme in Natasha’s work. Their very nature is ephemeral and poetic. The clouds are always passing by, seemingly with places to go, and if you don’t stop to look up and catch their rare shapes and forms, then they’ll just pass you right by!
Caught in the Delusions of Illusions
The ‘Tiny World’ series is a type of Digital Dreamscapes by Natasha Tomchin from 2017. Using her own panoramic photographs of Miami or nature scenes, she bends them into a new reality of surreal suspension. These glimpses of our world serve as an digital reminder to stay present and appreciate the flow of your current state.
The following pieces are from the series “Love Letters to the 305” as they are panoramic photos taken during 2014 – 2017 in Miami including 2 from her backyard.
The Divine Dance
The ‘Bender’ series is a type of Digital Dreamscapes by Natasha Tomchin from 2016 & 2017. She manipulates photographs of horizons and bends them into a new reality that seamlessly loops one moment in time. These bent versions of our world serve as an digital reminder to enjoy and appreciate the temporary natural world before the landscape disappears entirely
State of Flow
The Melting series is an ode to the hypnotic beauty of the movements in the natural world. A cross over digitally from Natasha’s fluid acrylic art style and motivated by the everchanging landscape in this troubling time of climate change, these fluid pieces reminder to enjoy and appreciate our environment in this increasingly unstable climate.
Doing more of the dance within the dance
The Fractalized series explore natural and artifical environments by unfolding them unto themsevles in an assortment of geometric patterns. With all the code pieces in Natasha’s repetoire, the Fractalized series has the lure of pulling you in and taking the user out off their surroundings and deep into the mathematical folds.