The Portfolio of Justin Simoni

The Portfolio of Justin Simoni


Mailing List (current)

Currently Working On

Emotional Response

Featured Work


Pins: Pacific Coast

Nursery School

The Next Big Thing



Words (Kerouac)

Series / Ongoing

Performance Art


Pins: Seattle

Flattened Origami Paintings

Mood Lines

Life Lines

Other Works,
By Medium



Information On Justin


Gallery Exhibitions


About Justin Simoni

Copyright Notice

My Friends/Collaborators


Friend., 2005 Acrylic on Canvas

HOT!, 9/04, Acrylic on Canvas

What Girls Want, 2004, Mixed Media

Word are Sweet Sounds for Objects Unreal, 2003-2004, Oil on Canvas

Nicole 512, 12/02, Acrylic on Canvas 3' x 6'

The Eye 14,4 9/02, Acrylic on Board, 2' x 2'

pixelPaint is a rich meta project. Based around a custom computer program that I've developed, an image is fed into the program, which then pixelates and thus simplifies the image. The individual pixels are then twisted and distorted; free from their rigidity. Each time an image is viewed using this program, the distortion is very much different. No two viewings will ever be the same.

View "pixelPaint"

Part of my interest in this type of simplification, followed by the addition of noise to the image is to see how much information can be lost while still holding the power of recognition. Many of the images I've selected are portraits, as it's absolutely fascinating how little information is needed to understand that what you are in fact looking at is a human face.

I've also created a derived work form the original program that instead prints out a series of coordinates that I then can use to physically paint a similar image that is seen on the screen. These paintings are painfully complex, taking weeks and months of time to complete. Through the entire painting process, I have no idea what the outcome will exactly be. I am essentially painting completely blind.

Having a physical painting from the original image taken from the subject completes a long journey of transformation.

I've also taken the original idea and made another derived work. Instead of an image, what is outputted is sound - a song if you will. Any image can then be used almost as a sheet of music, the various values of each pixel determine the note of the music.

More Information

pixelPaint - (

October 18, 2002: Nostalgia - (skazat entry)

December 7, 2002: Art Fag. - (skazat entry)

March 20, 2003: "Rubber Ducky" in RGB - (skazat entry)

March 31, 2003: These notes are in process.- - (skazat entry)