By supporting a new dialogue among artists, designers, technologists, and scientists, Nyx Gallery revolutionizes the digital communication of the fine arts for the 21st century. In particular, Nyx Gallery exists for the sole purpose of demonstrating by example that art and design, like science, can articulate subjective and natural truths, and science and technology, like art, can be a tool for self-expression. The concept of Nyx Gallery was inspired by this master class of recent visionaries.
Nyx Gallery was founded in 2015 by Nexus iR&D Laboratory, a Cambridge-based think tank and design firm of future technologies. Proceeds from all sales support Nyx Gallery artists as well as innovation, research, and development of future technologies by Nexus iR&D Laboratory, including rapid disease detection, intelligent emergency response, tracking of epidemics, and other fascinating data analysis projects.
The four pillars at the foundation of Nyx Gallery, namely, art, design, technology and science, are not as distinct as many would have it. In fact, these words share a common etymological origin.
Art and design represent Skills of Identification. Technology and science represent Skills of Distinction. A complete aesthetic involves both, that is, the ability to create combined with the ability to make said creation unique.
As is the case for many mathematical and scientific theories, like geometry and physics, movements in art and design possess inherent structures that can be axiomatized. This involves stating a series of self-evident truths and basic assumptions from which other structures follow as consequences.
In complementary opposition to the Principle of Abstraction in the Contemporary/Conceptual Art Movement (i.e., Everything is art) and the Principle of Universality in the Scientism Movement (i.e., Empirical science is the only form of understanding), Nyx Gallery leads a new movement defined by the following axioms:
By presenting its catalogue through 13 medium, style, and technique categories, Nyx Gallery clarifies its nontraditional structure and scope with the following folders:
Other Nyx Gallery pages include:
According to Hesiod's Theogony (A Genealogy of Greek Gods), Nyx is the primordial goddess of the night, a Protogenos, that is, a fundamental aspect of the universe which emerged at the time of creation. Nyx was born of Khaos (Void) along with her siblings, Erebus (Darkness), Eros (Love), Gaia (Earth) and Tartarus (Abyss). Nyx is eternal.
Nótt, Peter Nicolai Arbo (1831-1892)
Humeur Nocturne (1882), and La Nuit (1883), William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)
By parthenogenesis, Nyx spawned Apate (Deceit), Eris (Strife), Geras (Aging), the Hesperides (Nymphs of the Night), Hypnos (Sleep), the Keres (Spirits of Violent Death), Lyssa (Rage), Momos (Blame), the Moirai (Incarnations of Fate), Moros (Doom), Oizys (Misery), the Oneiroi (Dreams), Nemesis (Retribution), Philotes (Affection), Ponos (Hardship) and Thanatos (Peaceful Death).
La Nuit (1881), Auguste Raynaud (1854-1947)
With her brother Erebus, Nyx bore Aether (Light), Epiphron (Prudence), Hemera (Day) and Charon (Ferryman to the depths of the underworld, Hades). Nyx, herself, lives in an underworld far deeper, Tartarus, prison to the Titans and the damned. She leaves only when Hemera enters and returns only when Hemera departs. Such is the dance of day and night.
La Nuit et l’Aurore (1668), Jean-Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681)