The Oakes Twins

The Oakes Twins

Snow Horizon Line 2: Early Spring, Kelly's Slough, ND, (Snow Melting), 2013

Biography


The Oakes Twins (b. 1982) are identical twin American artists and draftsmen best known for collaborative large scale drawings using a concave gridded easel. They create camera obscura exact drawings using an easel which they devised and built. Their drawings, paintings, and sculptures explore the intersection of art and mathematics. Using their self-designed easel they render a scene on a curved sheet of paper by tracing what is in front of them onto that page freehand, as if using a camera obscura or a camera lucida projection, only they use no equipment only their own binocular vision or more precisely their visual cortex, which allows them to trace a "ghost" image that appears before them.

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May 29, 2014

The Huffington Post The Oakes Twins Identical Twins Combine Art And Math In Hypnotic Exhibition

Aug 15, 2014

The New York Times The Oakes Twins How a Pair of Twins Redrew an Iconic Photograph

Exhibitions

Jun 12 – Aug 24, 2018 Group Show Reprise: Summer Show 2018

Mar 08 – Mar 11, 2018 The Oakes Twins Capturing Consciousness

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Time Passing Across Central Park, 2013-17

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Time Passing Across Central Park, 2013-17

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Flatiron Building (After Steichen), 2014

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Winter Garden I, 2011

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Jardin del Patio (Courtyard Garden), 2015

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Bond Street Terrace, 2014

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Cornfield Snowscape II, Geneva, NY, 2014

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Skillman Studio View I, 2013

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Snow Horizon Line 2: Early Spring, Kelly's Slough, ND (Snow Melting), 2013

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Synchronized Field (T), 2012

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East River at Night, 2011

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Synchronized Field (C), 2009

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Ocean Horizon Line 2: Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

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Pioneer Trail, Marshall, North Carolina, 2009

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Have No Narrow Perspective: Field Museum, 2009

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Frac (Orange and Green), 2005

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Have No Narrow Perspectives, 2008-2009

The Oakes Twins

Have No Narrow Perspectives, 2008-2009

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

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The Oakes Twins

Have No Narrow Perspectives, 2008-2009

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

Capturing Consciousness, 2018

installation view

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