Lebanese-born Roger Vilder is among the first artists to use digital technologies. Since his first exhibition in Montréal in 1965, he has explored concepts of movement and temporality, and has been interested in the relationship between the unit and the whole, as well as in the notion of the cycle. Known for his pictorial, sculptural, systemic and kinetic works, Vilder grounds his research in the fields of drawing, sculpture, photography, video, motorized mechanics and digital technology. His neon sculptures, kinetic paintings and algorithmic animations extend the potential for constructivist thought while transposing his concern for geometry and perception within a spatiotemporal continuum.

Portait of Roger Vilder.
Photo: courtesy of the artist