A demo of 7 pieces of Augmented Reality art from the "Daniel Leighton Art + AR" App. danielleighton.com/AR
Music by Animal Cloud (facebook.com/animalcloudband)
Daniel Leighton graduated Cum Laude from UC Berkeley with a BFA in filmmaking. After graduating he worked with CNET, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Women in Technology International, and Paramount Pictures for his coding work. Leighton’s films have been shown at the UC Theater in Berkeley, the UC Berkeley Art Museum, MoveOn.org and The Pacific Film Archive.
Daniel's art combines his four primary areas of study: art, technology, film and the human condition. He uses technology to create art that delves into the deepest parts of the human psyche. In 2014, he coded his own Augmented Reality app to interact with his paintings, making the technology an integral part of going deep into human connection.
Being faced with his mortality since childhood because of Crohn’s Disease, the workings of his physical and emotional states have become revered roadmaps as he engages in a feedback loop of reaction between body, heart and image while creating his work.
“Fascinating” Joseph Thompson, Mass MOCA
"Daniel Leighton is a modern day Kahlo” Sarah Elise Abramson, Culture Magazine
“Daniel's brilliant use of digital platforms is simply formed and complete — personal and social commentary that illuminates his vision. Moreover, his works have been selected by key curators (including Getty Director Timothy Potts) for a series of highly competitive LAAA exhibitions.” Peter Mays, Executive Director, Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA)/Gallery 825
"Every time I look at Daniel Leighton's paintings, I gasp. I'm discomfited. I'm thrown off my center, right smack dab into the middle of the human condition whether I like it or not. And every time I have the same thought: "Now that is art. I am moved to my core.'" - Marianne Williamson, Best-Selling Author