Making the switch from paint to pixels

17th June, 2018
Deconstructing Seurat, by Michael Craig-Martin

Just as conservative Irish collectors are warming to contemporary abstract art, along comes something even more challenging: computer-generated art. Or, as one wag described it, “the way to make art without dirtying your hands”.

The genre isn’t new: it made its gallery debut at London’s ICA in 1968 with Cybernetic Serendipity, a show that focused on works by artists exploring novel means to make art. I remember it well. It struck me as...

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