Tim Roseborough has performed and shown artwork at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the 2012 and 2010 ZERO1 New Media Biennials, Pro Arts, Oakland and SOMArts and Root Division in San Francisco. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and his projects and interventions can be seen in publications including Artforum, Art In America, Hyperallergic.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, SF Arts Monthly, SF Examiner, and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He was the inaugural artist in the Emerging Artists Program at the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco and has been awarded residencies at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley; and the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco.
My art practice originates in my passion for technology and the utopian promises of the Internet, which have yet to be realized. I utilize a range of what is broadly termed "Digital Media," including coding, 2-and-3-dimensional modeling and animation, video, digital photography, Web sites and digital printing.
My childhood enthusiasm for the constructive and de-constructive qualities of toys such as Lego led to my interest in games, play, puzzles and computer coding. The clean, polished look of my work is informed by Minimalism, Afro-Futurism, and Conceptual Art.
I believe that the artistic Avant-Garde can be found in the work of artists that address our technological present. Having trained as a Web site developer, I translate my programming expertise into aesthetic and interactive experiences in an artistic context.
For example, my Englyph series is a distillation of my digital preoccupations with the added observation of how coding has permeated contemporary life.
Englyph is a specialized font and method of writing English and other Latin alphabet-based languages. This font is utilized in a variety of media, including Web sites, animations, digital prints and painting. Englyph is, in a literal sense, its own visual vocabulary.