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Anne Blecksmith

Term used to describe pictorial representations of objects and data using a computer. The term also implies the creation of and subsequent manipulation and analysis of computer-generated imagery and graphics. Computer-generated imagery was developed shortly after the introduction of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC) in 1946. In 1950, a mathematician and artist from Iowa named Ben Laposky produced computer-generated graphic images using an electronic oscilloscope and photographed the results using high-speed film. The first interactive man-machine graphics program was Sketchpad, invented by Ivan Sutherland, a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Developed for the TX-2 computer, Sketchpad allowed one to draw on the computer screen using a light pen and processed image manipulation functions through a series of toggle switches.

In 1965, scientists from the USA and Germany organized concurrent computer art exhibitions entitled Computer-Generated Pictures at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York and the Galerie Niedlich in Stuttgart. The American scientists, Bela Julesz and A. Michael Noll worked at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, a center of computer graphic development and in ...

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Aaris Sherin

American digital type foundry and producer of printed material and graphic design software, which also produces the magazine Emigre. Founded in Sacramento, CA by Zuzana Licko (b Bratislava, 1961) and Rudy VanderLans (b The Hague, 1955), the company was responsible for some of the most recognizable and widely mimicked design and typography of the 1980s and 1990s. Emigre magazine was published and art directed by VanderLans with fonts designed by Licko. It continually challenged common conceptions of design while acting as a staging ground for the founders’ unconventional vision. The work of Licko and VanderLans has come to epitomize both the controversy and success associated with the digital revolution that occurred when Macintosh computers introduced designers to new ways of producing layouts and fonts.

Licko’s family moved to San Francisco from Czechoslovakia. She designed her first font for her father, a bio-mathematician who used the Greek alphabet for personal use. Licko studied visual communication at the University of California, Berkeley (...

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Brazilian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1958, in Fortaleza.

Painter, installation artist. Multimedia.

José Guedes is a self-taught artist and lives and works in Fortaleza. He uses photographic images and video in his work. In the video installation he showed at the Capc, Musée d'Art Contemporain in Bordeaux in ...

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Palestinian, 20th–21st century, female.

Active in England since 1975.

Born 1952, in Beirut.

Sculptor, installation artist, photographer. Multimedia.

Mona Hatoum studied graphic design at Beirut University College before settling in London in 1975, during civil war in Lebanon. In London she studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art. In the 1980s she began making video and performance works incorporating themes of exile and the body, such as ...

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John-Paul Stonard

(b Cambridge, 1949).

English photographer, sound artist and film maker. He lived from 1972 to 1979 in Poland, spending two of those years studying graphics at the Academy of Science. His experiences in central Europe, at a time of political and social upheaval, had a strong effect on his view of photography as a political medium. His subsequent work articulated his socialist beliefs, often through black-and-white photographs of his friends in Krakow, Poland, or the East End of London; his large photographs were always unique rather than editional prints, stressing their physical identity as handmade objects. These portraits and figure studies (many printed from negatives made years earlier) have a claustrophobic, sparse atmosphere, suggestive of a mentality bound and defined by the weight of its own history. His work often deals with the problems of a mythologizing interpretation of history and highlights the contingency and specificity of the present. In the mid-1990s he worked on a photographic project in Barcelona to describe the experiences and identities of individuals living in communities. This project, ...

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South African, 20th–21st century, male.

Born 28 April 1955, in Johannesburg.

Draughtsman, engraver, graphic designer, film producer, sculptor, theatre and opera designer and producer. Multimedia, animated films.

Land Art.

Although William Kentridge has practised his creativity in many domains and in a wide range of media (animated films, land art, sculpture, printmaking, theatre and opera design and production, installations), it is chiefly his large-scale charcoal drawings in process (drawing for animation) and his unique, short, animated films and their projection that have given him international fame....

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Canadian, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 1957, in Hamilton.

Photographer, video artist. Multimedia.

Lewis studied conceptual photography in Europe with Victor Burgin. Through his photographic work, he became interested in social problems, such as feminism, psychoanalysis and the place of art in the public sphere. Since the middle of the 1990s, he has devoted himself to the creation of cinematic works. His first production, ...

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Dutch, 20th century, male.

Born 1941, in Maastricht.

Installation artist.

Computer Art.

Nelis Paashuis is a musician with an interest in electronic music. He produced abstract works of arts using computer graphics. He is a lively contributor to a group called Electronisch Kunst Kollektief.

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Austrian, 20th century, female.

Active in Germany.

Born 1945, in Vienna.

Performance artist. Multimedia.

Conceptual Art.

Friederike Pezold studied anatomy, psychiatry, psychology and art. She produces public events. Graphics, photos, performances, video films - she uses all the media she considers appropriate for her major themes, though they always follow prior studies. They breathe a sensual architecture and feminine sexuality....

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American, 20th century, male.

Died 1939.

Painter. Multimedia.

Kinetic Art.

Raymond Soriano completely replaced the traditional materials of graphic art with those of the cinema. His 'Camera Man' creates 'Synfilmies'. The use of line is replaced by what the movements of the camera register. These in turn are controlled according to the spatial analysis of a collection of white and coloured squares, which have also been set in motion....

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French, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 26 July 1956, in Besançon.

Sculptor, installation artist. Multimedia.

Gilles Touyard takes an image from a sales catalogue or a pornographic magazine or a photo reproduction of a work of art and creates a rubber model which he inflates to produce a distorted version of the original. He then goes on to explore various stages of 'inflation' and 'deflation', using the accompanying sounds to suggest breathing. His ...

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German, 20th century, male.

Born 1939, in Munich.

Sculptor, painter, mixed media, photographer. Multimedia.

Holger Trülzsch studied at the fine arts academy in Munich. He participated in France in the establishment of a photographic mission within the framework of DATAR (Délegation à l'Amenagement du Territoire at à l'Action Régionale), a programme designed to promote regional initiatives in the environment....

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Aaris Sherin

(b Concord, MA, June 13, 1959).

American typographer and graphic designer. While studying with Charles Bigelow (b 1945) at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, she assisted him and his partner Kris Holmes (b 1950) with the creation of digital type in their studio, Bigelow and Holmes. As one of a group of hand-chosen students, and with a referral and help from Holmes, she went on to earn an MSc in digital typography from Stanford University. As a pioneer in digital type design, Twombly was among the first to create whole digital typefaces that were based on historically important type that had been used for generations in traditional printing. Her first typeface was Mirarea (1984), which won first prize at the International Typeface Competition sponsored by Morisawa and Company Ltd of Japan. She joined Adobe Systems as a part-time employee and became one of only three full-time in-house designers in ...

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Grischka Petri

(b Leverkusen, nr Cologne, Oct 14, 1932; d Berlin, April 3, 1998).

German painter, sculptor, décollagist, composer, video artist, and performance artist. He was one of the fathers of the European Happening movement. Vostell studied typography, lithography, and painting in Cologne, Wuppertal, Paris, and Düsseldorf (1950–58). In 1959 he married Mercedes Guardado Olivenza in Cáceres, Spain. Early in his career he discovered Décollage , a technique of cutting, tearing away or otherwise removing pieces of an image. His spelling of the term, dé-coll/age, underlined the term’s dialectical implications of destruction and creation. In the 1960s he worked with chemicals to transfer the process to photography, video, and film, turning it into an all-encompassing strategy of image deconstruction, often within the iconographic framework of violence and sexuality as communicated by mass media.

Vostell’s combined décollage with car parts and television sets, being one of the first artists using such a device as part of a sculpture in 1958. In 1962 he joined the ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 25 January 1934, in Paris; died 4 August 2002, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, graphic designer.

Op Art, Computer Art (Digital Art).

GRAV (Visual Research Art Group).

The son of Victor Vasarely, Jean-Pierre Yvaral studied graphic arts at the École des Arts Appliqués in Paris then worked in advertising. He won first prize for a cover of the magazine ...