Sunday, July 10, 2011

Reverse Abstraction

above: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Reverse Abstraction is a series of works created in binary and hexadecimal code. These codes are the basis of a computer’s language. The ones and zeros stand for the processors most basic functions of on and off. The works in this series are taking the idea that this is how a computer would perceive art. This is reversing the abstraction of art to the computer, abstract being a word used both in art and computer science. A work of art is either abstract to the human viewer and understandable to the computer or vice versa.

What is art but a message to be decoded?

detail: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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