Today I am thinking about numeric art versus non numeric art. Non numeric art is using traditional tools… paper, painting, pencils… Numeric art is using computers, files, image processing… But today I realize that often, I am using both of those technics together.
Let’s illustrate it with a few examples
- Kieth Haring
Here is a drawing I’ve done about a Keith Haring statue that was exposed in 104 (a public cultural space in Paris).
Then I had an idea about it, I wanted to continue and to move the red surfaces to mutate it into a crazy thing. Here is the result:
I like how my brain is fighting to understand it !
So what about it? It is numeric but it has been drawn on a piece of paper with traditional tools… Things are not just only black or white… How about exploring the millions of grey colors?
- Image treatment
Screen printing was used a lot by artists (like Warhole) to produce series of variations from a single work. Image treatment is also a great tool to produce variations from an original work. Here is an example I did:
- Expressing with filters
- Positive and Negative
Sometimes this negative world is much better than the original one !
- Image enhancement
I sometimes also use electronic tools to enhance images:
– producing real black and real white:
– using hue, contrast, and picture noise:
So Numeric tools came very naturally into the creation process. This is how it is in 2014!