Raphael Diluzio is an artist whose practice is centered in visual image making, primarily in the relation between traditional studio art and digital time-based media. His interest lies in reconnecting a historical praxis in painting with technology. The result is live digital performances, time-based projected paintings, installation, and visualization.
Raphael actively writes and publishes his theories on working in a time-based medium as well as critically examining how these emerging media affect our culture. He currently resides in Maine, where he has undergone a two year recovery from a brain injury and subsequent post-concussive-state, sustained while waiting at a light in his tiny, red, Honda Fit and being struck from behind by an eighteen-wheel truck carrying a full payload.
Long before the disaster, he grew up along the coast of California, where as a child all he wanted to do was make images in any way possible from drawing to early experiments with 16 mm film. He began private studies in drawing at the age of nine that continued until he was sixteen. He is a practicing artist and tenured Professor of Art and New Media the University of Maine.
During the two and a half years spent recovering from his injury Raphael continued to produce cutting edge works exhibited internationally. His most recent works exhibitions were in Belarus, Geneva, Barcelona, Slovenia and Rhode Island. He is the founder of the “research-ants collective,” a continuously shifting and transforming group of international artists. His ideas and images have appeared in many publications: the most recent of which was as one of the participating co-authors for the book “VJing” edited by Greyscale Press. His work was recently included in the time-based art history book, “Pintura e imagen en movimiento (Video Killed the Painting Star)“, Javier Panera Cuevas, Fundación Ciudad de Cultura, 2010.