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p9303

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Connecticut (made)

  • Date:

    2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wilson, Mark, born 1943 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Digital inkjet print on Somerset paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.534-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 7

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 then 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 various images already produced. The final appearance of the print was dependent on the artist's own editing process.

Physical description

Colour digital inkjet print on Somerset paper.

Place of Origin

Connecticut (made)

Date

2007 (made)

Artist/maker

Wilson, Mark, born 1943 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Digital inkjet print on Somerset paper

Marks and inscriptions

"p9303" 2007 1/5 © Mark Wilson'
In pen in lower right corner, title, date, ed. no., copyright, and artist's signature

Dimensions

Height: 60.9 cm, Width: 189.6 cm

Descriptive line

Digital inkjet print on paper, 'p9303', by Mark Wilson, 2007.

Materials

Paper; Colour printing ink

Techniques

Ink jet printing; Computerized composition

Subjects depicted

Geometric

Categories

Prints; Computer Art

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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