Art Show at the Atlas Cafe

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The artworks on display in this exhibition were all created on location from direct observation, ‘en plein air’, using the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate app. Each was painted
in a single session, ‘alla prima’. This series depicts places that have had important and iconic roles in the development of Silicon Valley as an incredible crucible for technology and innovation, created with a tool that is itself the product of Silicon Valley!

RECEPTION: Tuesday, October 15th, 6 pm – 9 pm – See the art, meet the artist and try out the AR!


Google Bikes, 2017
20″ x 20″, dye sublimation on aluminum

Iconic Silicon Valley Places
Atlas Cafe, 3049 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (cross Street Alabama)
Through Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
Monday – Friday: 6:30 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 8 pm
Reception: Tuesday, October 15th, 6 pm – 9 pm

Augmented Component

To fully appreciate and enjoy these artworks, when you visit the show please take a moment to download the free Augmented Reality (AR) app HP Reveal. Turn your phone volume up. Open the app, allow it to use your phone camera, skip setting up an account, click on the target symbol and point your phone at each artwork in turn.

The iPad as an Art Tool

The combination of the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and Procreate app offers a versatile and powerful art medium, one that is both responsive to the pressure applied as well as extremely portable and convenient. The challenges of the iPad as an art medium is the limited physical size and the smoothness of the glass surface.

For me the iPad complements traditional media, offering a new art medium that opens the door to a whole new world of different creative possibilities:

  • Easy sharing process through the built-in time-lapse replay functionality.
  • Paint that never dries so you can continuously and endlessly work into the surface, transforming what is already there.
  • Endlessly malleable substrate since the iPad glass never wears down, allowing you to work into your painting without fear of wearing through the substrate.
  • Instant access to your art materials that are ready for action within seconds and leave no mess behind – little to no set up or
    break down time.
  • Extreme portability – an art studio you can always have with you and you can take anywhere.

About the Artist

Jeremy Sutton is a local artist with a studio in the 1890 Bryant Street building. Originally from London, Jeremy studied physics at Oxford University, and became a live event painter specializing in digital media after moving to Silicon Valley. He has performed
with Cirque du Soleil, at the Smithsonian Institute and on the Birdland All-Stars “Art of Jazz” Tour. You may have seen Jeremy perform at the de Young Museum over the years, including at the opening of the “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition”.

If you want to study iPad painting with Jeremy
please join the Procreate Pizzazz Workshop:
October 16 – 18, 2019
$1,200

Jeremy is available for Live Event Painting at your company party or special event.

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