Ivan Toth Depeña (Studio)

Depena Studio Bulletin

Charlotte Observer features 'Surface'
"New CATS park and ride in Cornelius reflects Lake Norman colors"

by Joe Marusak 

'Arc' selected as a 2017 CODAWorx Top 100



TL Magazine features 'Lapse'
Ivan Toth Depeña Presents Lapse in Miami

by Ray Hu 

Artsy features 'Lapse'
"An Artist’s Augmented Reality App Reveals Virtual Art across Miami, and Incites Imagination"

by Demie Kim 

“One of the hidden gems to be uncovered in Lapse’s scavenger hunt is “The Visions,” a collection of virtual murals…”

prosthetic knowledge features 'Lapse'
"Art project from Ivan Toth Depeña is a tour of Augmented Reality art around Miami" - 2016

“Through groundbreaking augmented reality (AR) technology, Lapse responds to triggers and activates virtual and auditory experiences with a mobile device’s camera lens and sound output.”

The Creators Project publishes 'Lapse'
"Experience Miami Through an Augmented Reality App Experience" - 2016

by Monica Uszerowicz 

“The result is a soundscape that feels as if it’s growing organically, like the movement of pixelated murals on the phone screen, rendering the commute a psychedelic, meditative experience.”

WLRN-National Public Radio features 'Lapse'
"Psychedelic Scavenger Hunt: Using Virtual Reality To Create Invisible Public Art" - 2016

by Wilson Sayre 

“In some ways his work is similar to Geocaching, where people try to find hidden “caches” using GPS coordinates. Rarely is there any sort of prize, just a list of names to add yours to. The idea, though, is that the search takes you to a place you wouldn’t otherwise go. You are rewarded with an amazing view or a nice walk. But Depeña takes it to another level making those prizes these incredible virtual experiences.”

Miami New Times publishes 'Lapse'
"New Lapse Miami App Allows You to See Art Through Augmented Reality" - 2016

by Natalie Alatriste 

“The organic matter of the protagonist fuses with artificial intelligence to create a digitized being,” Depeña says. “It’s a futuristic approach that dissolves the boundaries of physical reality and an alternative, virtual world. I want people to both revere and reflect on our increasingly technologically entwined lives.”

The Miami Herald publishes 'Lapse'
"‘Lapse’ app offers augmented view of Miami art" - 2016

by Shannon Kaestle 

“Imagine that hypothetical event when artificial intelligence becomes self-aware and self- improving. South Florida-born artist Ivan Toth Depeña has seemingly pondered that moment and woven its narrative into his latest project,. one that fuses art and science, reality and virtual reality.”

Knight Foundation features 'Lapse'
"Ivan Toth Depeña’s mind-bending augmented reality art" - 2016

“Unlike so much art that is based in contemporary technology, there are no hard, cold edges here–it’s aesthetically beautiful.”

Book Publication!
“Bright 2: Architectural Lighting and Art” - 2015

Frame Publishers 

Bright 2 is a vibrant selection of architectural illumination and light installation projects that are setting trends in the creative use of light from all over the world.

Global Lighting Publishes "Color Field"
Capturing Denver's Light with “Color Field” - 2015

Global Lighting 

“Light, both natural and artificial, has been pivotal in my development,” he says. “When I opened myself up to experimentation and technology, moving away from technique and representation, things started to evolve exponentially for me.”

Domus Magazine Publishes Color Field
Color Field - 2014

Made of steel, laminated and tempered colored glass and concrete that will be back lit by LEDs at night, each of Color Fields 18 “tree-like” structures was created using software that generates form algorithmically. For Depeña, this process insured that each sculpture and glass lens is unique…

Interior Design Magazine
"Next Stop Creativity" - 2014

by Annie Block 

Instagram Post
Studio Saturday

Studio Saturday.

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Architectural Record publishes “Reflect”
“Motions Captured” - 2014

Art imitates life in surprising ways. For Miami residents hurrying through the lobby of the city’s 1985 Stephen P. Clark Government Center lobby, Reflect, a permanent, interactive installation by artist Ivan Toth Depeña, does it by capturing their movements in real time, and transforming them into dynamic video paintings that illuminate the building’s columns with vivid moving pixels…

Design Life Network publishes 'Inside/Out'
"Mood Lighting" - 2015

Can a building feel and express?  The North Carolina and Florida-based multi-media artist Ivan Toth Depeña believes it can…

Designboom publishes "Reflect"
"ivan toth depena: reflection installation at miami government center" - 2011

Published by Jenny Filippetti 

Visitor movement creates a abstracted flow of colour and light in ‘reflection’, an interactive light installation…

Frame Magazine publishes "Color Field"
"Whimsical Forest Sprouts in Denver" - 2014

With some help from the sun, the immediate surroundings are transformed into an experiential kaleidoscope…

Architizer Awards 2014
Architecture and Light


“Reflect” awarded a special mention in the Architizer Awards 2014

Instagram Post
"Arc" Installation

"Arc". Sneak peek. Detail of sculpture. Unveiling Fall 2015. Aventura, FL.

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Creators Project publishes 'Color Field'
"Color Field" - 2014

By Emerson Rosenthal 

One Colorado train station has been treated to an entire spectrum of refracted light with a new permanent public art installation that uses colored glass, the sun’s rays, and LEDs at night to bathe the local landscape in constantly evolving colors.

KRQE Evening News ABQ
"Interactive Lights to Shine Bright" - 2015

Interview by Cole Miller KRQE 

13 Month Affiliate Artist in Residence
McColl Center for Arts + Innovation

Artnet features “Color Field”
"Kaleidoscopic Public Art Transforms Colorado Train Station" - 2014

“A permanent public art installation in Lakewood, Colorado, transforms a local train station into a place of striking beauty with ever-shifting beams of colored light.”

Ivan Depena participates as panel member at Internet Week
Art at Internet Week

“…interesting discussion between arts professionals who are definitely participating in and influencing how art and the internet will continue to be intertwined.”

Departures features “Color Field”
Outdoor Public Art to See Now - Art Guide - 2014

“The resulting array of colorful shadows, which change as the sun moves through the sky and cover every surface in sight, is meant to be kaleidoscopic…”

Happenings features Ivan Depena
The Heart of Charlotte Arts

Arte Al Dia publishes 'Reflect'
Ivan Toth Depeña Designs “Reflect”, A Permanent Public Art Installation in Miami

“The project will engage the building’s visitors and reference the idea of community through several means of reflection, group interactivity and high-tech playfulness.”

Americans for the Arts features 'Reflect'
"Taking the Art World Approach: Evaluating Public Art as an Investment" - 2012

by Brandi Reddick 

“Visitors and employees have commented that Reflect has transformed the lobby into a bright, welcoming and interactive space that symbolizes the spirit of excellence and public responsiveness of county government.”

Instagram Post
"Surface" Public Art Cornelius, NC