Rob Gonsalves is an artist, inventor, and engineer. Ever since his parents brought home a Tandy Color Computer in 1982, Rob has been hooked on programming. He honed his interests in the arts, music, and computers in the Boston area. After attending Northeastern and UMass Lowell, he joined Avid Technology as their 15th employee. As a senior consulting engineer at Avid, Rob specializes in programming effects for video and film post-production. He holds 31 patents in this field.
I am interested in creating 2D and 3D artwork that could only be created by computers. I like to display works that invite the viewer to play on the threshold of perception and reality. My work draws on visual elements of dreams, from the absurd to the surreal. Although I use computers in my work, I tend to create installations where the form of the physical computer is hidden, but the effects of the software is revealed through discovery.