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Gregg Wilensky

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June 7, 2016
Gregg Wilensky, Theoretical Physicist & Photographer, Shares His Perspective on Art in the New Digital World
Resource
Jaron Schneider

Below are the perspectives of Gregg Wilensky, a theoretical physicist, a photographer and an Adobe scientist, creator of digital photography and art tools in the Photoshop family- “it’s less about the technology itself than it is the expressiveness and interactivity of new infinitely rich media that the technology will enable.” ... Read More

April 6, 2016
Gregg Wilensky Sees Nature Through a Different Lens
Kimberly Chun
SFGate

“Photoshop” has become a verb for Gregg Wilensky, a senior principal scientist at Adobe, the Bay Area-based computer software company where he’s worked for the last 18 years. So much so that the theoretical physicist began to regularly flip the switch from his day job developing features of the editing software to image-making as an artist using Photoshop. “I grew up in Georgia, surrounded by woods, and I have these very powerful emotional memories of it,” he says from San Francisco. “I took pictures for a long time, very natural images. I like things that are very pure, but at the same time, I’m moved by abstract art.”... Read More


April 6, 2016
Gregg Wilensky Sees Nature Through a Different Lens
Kimberly Chun
SFGate

“Photoshop” has become a verb for Gregg Wilensky, a senior principal scientist at Adobe, the Bay Area-based computer software company where he’s worked for the last 18 years. So much so that the theoretical physicist began to regularly flip the switch from his day job developing features of the editing software to image-making as an artist using Photoshop. “I grew up in Georgia, surrounded by woods, and I have these very powerful emotional memories of it,” he says from San Francisco. “I took pictures for a long time, very natural images. I like things that are very pure, but at the same time, I’m moved by abstract art.”... Read More


March 31, 2016
Review: Gregg Wilensky - Hovering
Alan Bamberger
Artbusiness.com

Gregg Wilensky's photographs of plant life out in the wilds and then abstracts them into riotous interplays of color and form. He also happens to be a Theoretical Physicist and Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe which might help explain why he's so good at abstracting. A splendid marriage of art and technology... and well worth seeing... Read More


March 30, 2016
Practical Magic: Gregg Wilensky's Digital Update to Landscape Art
Sarah P. Hanson
Paddle8

One of the brains behind Photoshop describes his quest to bring insight and emotion back into digital photography. “Science has been my passion, but I grew up in a darkroom, basically,” says Gregg Wilensky, a senior principal scientist for software titan Adobe Systems, of his sideline in the world of fine art. His father, a photographer in World War II, tutored him in the greats like André Kertész, Josef Sudek, and Peter Henry Emerson, and Wilensky soon began taking pictures himself, whipping out a camera while rambling in nature or in the streets of Paris when a mood or atmosphere struck him. It was this experience that he would draw from when, decades later, he arrived at Adobe and began working on the Photoshop family of products. “There’s a magic when you see the photo developing,” says Wilensky. “I was wondering, how can you bring some of that magic back into the digital world?”... Read More


March 29, 2016
Adobe Senior Scientist's High-Tech Photographs to Show at The Dryansky Gallery
Business Wire

In a unique initiative blending the worlds of art and cutting-edge technology, Hovering: Photographs at the Boundaries of Nature, an exhibition of large-scale works by theoretical physicist and Adobe senior principal scientist Gregg Wilensky, will show at The Dryansky Gallery in San Francisco from March 31 to May 12, 2016. Wilensky’s tech-enhanced natural landscapes began as photographs taken during his travels in France and California. Using high fidelity optics and tools he helped develop at Adobe, Wilensky enhances and amplifies the subtle spaces and shapes found in nature that are normally not perceived by the human eye... Read More


January 28, 2015
Gregg Wilensky @ Lois Lambert Gallery
F-Stop Magazine

Wilensky’s work explores the line between abstraction and realism emphasizing the emotive by abstracting the landscape with its color forms and lines. In this body of photographs Wilensky uses the digital dark room to help stimulate an emotional response by controlling the abstraction of the landscape to further project the essence of the photograph. Wilensky uses his knowledge of low level visual processing, akin to what a primitive creature from the Edicaran period six hundred million years ago might have seen, and asks; “What would we perceive today if we could more vividly visualize our low level neural processes?”... Read More