New Artist - Aaron Cahill / by Steve Willingham

We're happy to be working with one of our favorite local artists this month, Aaron Cahill. He provided us with a little information about himself and his work:

He was born in 1978 in San Antonio, TX and graduated from Oklahoma Christian University with a BFA in Advertising and Design. Currently, Aaron is an associate creative director at VI Marketing and Branding. His work has been showcased in various group shows in Oklahoma City, such as Tonic (2003), Momentum (2004), Chrome Chocolate (2006), and Summer Thieves (2013). In 2014, he participated in a group show at Project 4 Gallery in Washington, D.C., entitled “Everywhere.” The focus of the work was art created on mobile devices. You can find more of his work on Instagram or on his website.

Photo by Aaron Morvan

Photo by Aaron Morvan

This body of work explores the process of encoding, storage, and retrieval of information. Through this work I’m showing how our perception preserves the past. And how it is affected by conditions and time. Utilizing a mixture of photography and various digital applications, patterns in the form of glitches, emerge showing the contrast between organic and mechanical memory. 

Photo by Aaron Morvan

Photo by Aaron Morvan

It blends elements of antiquated science, Swiss graphic design, typography, and geometry. These works begin as exercises in composition. They involve little to no planning. As common elements piece together, space and hierarchy are carefully considered and strategically placed. My hope is that the viewer comes away from my work reflecting on the concepts of progress. Not in the sense of where we are going, but where we have been.