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CHICAGO IMAGISTS & VISIONARY ARTISTS

At (art)n, Paschke trades his paintbrush for a computer stylus to create hybrid, high-tech digital sculptures called PHSColograms in collaboration with Sandor and (art)n artists Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron. PHSColograms combine aspects of photography, holography, sculpture and computer graphics to create vibrant 3-D visualizations of such subjects as the AIDS virus, chaos math equations and the writer Franz Kafka. The kinetic illuminations shimmer on the walls of the cavernous, dimly lit laboratory and suggest a sci-fi pavilion of windows opening into alternate universes.

"These kinds of opportunities become challenges to take more risks, to stay on the edge," he says. "When the world applauds you, there's a tendency to become more and more conservative."
-"Spatial Effects: Ed Paschke + (art)n = the future" by Abigail Foerstner, Northshore, March 1998

"No Fumare por Favore" has been successfully installed in the office of the Honorable John Kornblum, United States Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany (Bonn). This outstanding work of art effectively communicates the richness of U.S. art and culture."
- Gwen Berlin, Director, Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, 1997

"Even though Paschke's imagery translates well to this [medium] with his fluorescent colors and sense of movement, it's the sculptural quality that should be most interesting," she says. "PHSColograms are very, very sculptural." 
- Lynne Warren, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1997

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Remixing the mix II, 2022

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Diana Torres and Azadeh Gholizadeh

Based on faccia d'ore: face of gold in collaboration with Ed Paschke

Video

Two Humming Birds

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Two Humming Birds, 2006

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Nick Gaul

Robert Lostutter

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

24 x 40 inches

Red-Billed Toucan II

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Red-Billed Toucan II, 2006

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Nick Gaul

Robert Lostutter

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

20 x 24 inches

humming birds
toucan

Pluto

Pluto, 2004

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Keith Miller

Ed Paschke

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

(40 x 30), (17 x 11) inches

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faccia d'ore: face of gold, 2002

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Keith Miller and Pete Latrofa

Ed Paschke

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

pluto
faccia d'ore

Egg Drop

Egg Drop is (art)n's third collaboration with Chicago Imagist Painter, Karl Wirsum. The piece features a whimsical virtual portrait of fantasy characters performing in cyberspace.

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Egg Drop, 2002

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Pete Latrofa, Keith Miller, Fernando Orellana, Janine Fron and Jack Ludden

Karl Wirsum

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

30 x 40 inches

Details from Egg Drop

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Details from Egg Drop (Mouth Girl, Bird Man, Leg Boy & Bird Lady), 2002

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Pete Latrofa and Keith Miller

Karl Wirsum

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

(4) 14 x 11 inches

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Magnify Guy
(detail from Egg Drop)

Magnify Guy (detail from Egg Drop)

2002

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Pete Latrofa and Keith Miller

Karl Wirsum

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

14 x 11 inches

egg drop
egg drop detail - 4
egg drop - magnify

The Third Eye of Mr. I

The Third Eye of Mr. I2002

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa & Janine Fron

Mr. Imagination

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

24 x 20 inches

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Red Man
(detail from The Third Eye of Mr. I)

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Red Man (detail from The Third Eye of Mr. I), 2003

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa, Janine Fron, and Jack Ludden

Mr. Imagination

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

14 x 11 inches

Little feather man 
(detail from The Third Eye of Mr. I)

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Little Feather Man (detail from The Third Eye of Mr. I), 2003

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Keith Miller, Pete Latrofa, Janine Fron, and Jack Ludden

Mr. Imagination

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

14 x 11 inches

thrid eye
featherman-third eye -
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Tell Tale High Tail, 2001

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Pete Latrofa, Fernando Orellana, Nichole Maury, and Keith Miller

Karl Wirsum

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

tell tale

Self-Portrait

Self-Portrait, 2000

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Fernando Orellana, Todd Margolis, Nichole Maury, Sabrina Raaf and Janine Fron

Ed Paschke

Special thanks to Paul Neumann, BVIS, University of Illinois at Chicago

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

(40 x 30), (24 x 20) inches

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self portrait

Water We Wading For

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Water We Wading For, 2000

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Fernando Orellana, Todd Margolis, Nichole Maury, and Sabrina Raaf

Karl Wirsum

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

Soon Soap Ring Surprise

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Soon Soap Ring Surprise, 2000

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Fernando Orellana, Todd Margolis, Nichole Maury, and Sabrina Raaf

Karl Wirsum

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

24 x 20 inches

water we wading for
soon soap ring surprise
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Primondo

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Primondo, 1998

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Ed Paschke

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

(40 x 30), (24 x 20) inches

primondo

No Fumare,
por Favore

No Fumare, por Favore, 1997

Ellen Sandor & (art)n: Stephan Meyers and Janine Fron

Ed Paschke

Virtual Photograph/PHSCologram: Duratrans, Kodalth, Plexiglas

40 x 30 inches

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no fumare
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