VICTOR ACEVEDO brings to his current roles as Music Video director / editor and LIVE visualist (VJ) over 30 years of experience in the visual arts. Moreover he is a desktop computer art pioneer, having worked with digital media since 1983. Following a natural evolution, his work has moved from traditional media to digital and later from still-imagery to motion graphics. Considering the implications of Synesthesia and given his avid interest in contemporary Electronic Beat music as well as Digital Cinema and Synergetic Geometry, Acevedo has positioned himself inside the genre called VISUAL MUSIC. His music video productions are informed by a synthesis of these traditions, disciplines, phenomenologies.
Acevedo's interest in Electronic Beat music, began with his introduction to Drum and Bass in NYC early 1995. Returning to Los Angeles in 2009 he soon immersed himself into the local electronic underground. As a result, his most recent visual music works have integrated dance forms like Drum n Bass and Dubstep as spun at club nights such as RESPECT as well as the more experimental forms of abstract 'instrumental' hip-hop, that is Bass heavy music that can be found at the community's epicenter LOW END THEORY.
Acevedo’s digital fine art work has been featured in several books including: “Digital Art” (Wolf Lieser, Ullman /Tandem 2009) ; "From Technological to Virtual Art" ( Frank Popper, MIT Press 2007) ; "Art of the Digital Age" (Bruce Wands,Thames and Hudson, 2006) ; "Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration," (edited by Doris Schattschneider and Michelle Emmer, Springer Verlag 2002.)
In addition to his personal visual music production, Acevedo is open to offers to direct music videos primarily for EDM (from Drum n Bass and Dubstep to Ambient and Instrumental Hip Hop) as well as for the IDM end of the (electronic pop) spectrum.
Victor Acevedo is an internationally known digital artist, best known for his digital print work. He attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (1979-81). He lived in New York from 1995-2009 where he taught at the School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art program. Acevedo is now based in Los Angeles, California.
Inspired by a range of influences from M.C. Escher and Salvador Dali to R. Buckminster Fuller and Fritjof Capra, he produced a significant body of work in traditional media painting and drawing during the years 1977-1985. Acevedo painted his last oil on canvas work in 1984 and simultaneously adopted computer graphics as his primary medium.
Acevedo has shown his work in over 80 exhibitions worldwide including the Siggraph/TAS, Paris, 2005; Novosibirsk State Art Museum; 2005; Digital Art Museum, Berlin 2004; Millennium Art Museum, Bejing, China, 2004; ACM/Siggraph CG03; Siggraph/TAS, Cleveland Art Museum 2003; Digital Duality, EZTV/Cyberspace 2002; Levall Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia, 2002; YLEM's 20th Anniversary Exhibition, SF, California, 2001; Colville Place Gallery, London, 2001; in ArcadeIII, touring the UK 2001- 02, Galerie der Gegenwart, Weisbaden, Germany, 2001; ACM/SIGGRAPH 98, Orlando FL.; M.C. Escher Centennial Congress, Rome, Italy 1998; NY Digital Salon 1996 & 1994; Golden Plotter, Gladbeck, DE 1994; ISEA, Minneapolis, MN 1993; Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria 1991.
In 1999, Acevedo's piece called The Lacemaker was featured in the ACM/SIGGRAPH film documentary "The Story of Computer Graphics". His work has been reproduced in many publications including Computer Graphics World; on the cover of The Leonardo Journal (Vol. 34 No. 4, 2001) and The LA Times 1993 (Valley Edition.) PIXEL (no. 133 October 1993, a Tokyo based CGI periodical); IEEE Computer Society Journal (circa 1993)
Acevedo introducing himself and his work at a SYNERGETICS Collaborative Workshop Summer 2006
Synergetics + Dance : Acevedo : small Quicktime videos at acevedomedia.com/video.html