Howard Harris is an American visual artist who skillfully combines technology and aesthetics in a way that expands the viewer’s experience of photographic art. He explores dimensional photography, influenced by quantum physics, chaos theory and optical art. Blending media, color and abstraction, his work is an attempt to recreate the perceptual experience, dynamic in nature and with hidden complexities. In his patented process, the Denver based artist uses photographic constructions of a single, abstracted image layered over itself, laid upon clear acrylic surfaces, and superimposed on a subtle grid. The resulting visual phenomenon infuses the image with a sense of dimensionality and fluidity. The resulting image is affected by such changes as the angle of viewing and light. Perceptual mechanics are only part of the equation. Equally essential are universal principles of design that produce qualities we perceive as beauty. The artist says, “In any given moment, what we see reflects both our inner state, and a synthesis of outer qualities—light, color, movement, space,”
Harris is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute and the Pratt Institute, where he earned a Masters in Industrial Design. Harris has spent his career negotiating between art and design, creating within others’ parameters, as his desire to create for others often overpowered his desire to create for himself. He now has shifted his motivation to create for himself first. Deeply interested in the principles of design that produce beauty and aesthetics, Harris’ work elevates the art of photography and displays a deep understanding of abstraction.