PSC31

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Acquired in 2008 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Wilson, Mark
attributions_note
bibliography
Wood, Debora. Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer Print. Northwestern University Press, 2008. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Illinois, 18 January - 6 April, 2008. ISBN 0-8101-2505-6. Wands, Bruce. Art of the digital age. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006. p.74 "Because of their uniquely digital nature, these pictures are unrealizable with other methodologies. Rather than disguising pixels, I have made them the central element of my art-making. Since the early 1970s I have been deeply involved with abstract drawing and with the elaboration of complex linear images." - Mark Wilson. (Text alongside illustration of PSC31.) Reas, Casey, & McWilliams, Chandler. Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture. Princeton, 2010.
collection_code
PDP
credit
Given by Mark Wilson
date_end
2003-12-31
date_start
2003-01-01
date_text
2003 (made)
descriptive_line
Digital inkjet print on paper, 'PSC31', by Mark Wilson, 2003.
dimensions
Height: 111.4 cm, Width: 91.9 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Digital Pioneers (Victoria & Albert Museum 07/12/2009-20/06/2010)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 315
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
144789
label
Mark Wilson born 1943 PSC31 2003 In his earlier work, Wilson used pen plotters to create highly complex images. He then switched to using large format inkjet printers, developing his own software to create prints such as this one. The computer program selects the shapes and colours. The artist then chooses which versions should be printed. Digital inkjet print Given by Mark Wilson Museum no. E.533-2008 [07/12/2009 - 20/06/2010]
last_checked
2014-08-30T05:12:30.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T05:12:30.000Z
latitude
41.515572
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 315, case 1, shelf R
longitude
-72.757477
marks
"'PSC31" 2003 5/5 © Mark Wilson'
materials
paper, colour printing ink
materials_techniques
Digital inkjet print on Somerset paper
museum_number
E.533-2008
museum_number_token
e5332008
object_number
O179923
object_type
Print
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Colour digital inkjet print on Somerset paper.
place
Connecticut
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Mark Wilson is considered to be one of the pioneers of digital image making. In 1980, Wilson’s interest in geometricism and technology led him to purchase a microcomputer and to teach himself computer programming. The result was a series of early monochrome plotter drawings, produced in the late eighties and early nineties, of which three are now in the Patric Prince Collection at the V&A. Wilson subsequentely adapted the software that he had written for the plotter drawings, and created digital files that were sent to a large format archival printer to produce highly detailed prints such as this one. The digital file was generated using the PostScript programming language, which ensured that the images could be printed out as the artist intended. To create large digital prints such as this one, Wilson ran the computer software several times to produce a large number of images. He then selected and saved the images he considered most successful, and drew them together to produce one composite image that combined elements of the images already produced. The final appearance of the print was dependent on the artist's own editing process.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
VA
slug
psc31-print-wilson-mark
sys_updated
2014-04-04T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
ink jet printing, computerized composition
title
PSC31
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2003
year_start
2003