Dar Meshi studies how we make decisions. His works, like minimalist modern art maps of some complex cognitive process, seem to reflect that. Whether that is a free association or a conclusion influenced by the awareness of his field of research is likely best answered by the Berlin-based scholar himself.
I’m a neuroscientist currently studying how we make decisions in social contexts, so I’m thinking about this stuff all the time and it comes out in my drawings. For example, the most “neural-looking” drawings actually started out as representations of social constructs in our society and how they relate to each other.
Yeah, almost too many! Paul Noble, Barnaby Furnas, Mel Kadel, Unica Zurn, Vija Celmins, Louise Bourgeois, Hiroyuki Doi, Lauren Seiden, Jorinde Voigt, Sol Lewitt, Egon Schiele, Alexander Ross and so many more…
I was a bit wild when I was younger, but I was also pretty nerdy as well. I didn’t like being in class (only realized this as an adult) so, I was often disruptive. This resulted in my peers either liking or disliking me, and the administration constantly trying to discipline me.
Hands down, discussing with others. I have a fairly short attention span, so one way I’ve overcome this is by learning key concepts in a short period of time and then talking about these things with my friends and colleagues.
Photographic memory…I’m a big fan of visual perception.
Stretch blink, stretch blink.
I can’t remember the first piece, but when I was really young someone showed me how to draw deer by smudging pencil marks with my fingers. Many a deer ended up on the fridge.
I used to be. Now, I often confuse dreams and reality… the older I get the more they blend together.
I lived in New York City for 10 years and it was by far the most influential. I had struggled my whole life to identify myself as either a creative or a scientist. In New York, I realized that the two aren’t mutually exclusive. I’d love to live in NYC again, although I’m pretty happy currently in Berlin. Any other major metropolis would be great as well.
Get curious, get passionate and enjoy life!