Richter, Photo, JPEG

Richter’s blurry photo paintings as critique.
JPEGs are a ‘green’ format, conserving limited resources (in bad conscience). They prioritise distribution over fidelity. Their participant’s gaze ignores loss. reconstituting it from expectation, glad to receive an approximation in less time.

‘JPEG is designed for compressing either full-color or gray-scale images
of natural, real-world scenes. It works well on photographs, naturalistic
artwork, and similar material; not so well on lettering, simple cartoons,
or line drawings. JPEG handles only still images, but there is a related
standard called MPEG for motion pictures.
JPEG is “lossy,” meaning that the decompressed image isn’t quite the same as
the one you started with. (There are lossless image compression algorithms,
but JPEG achieves much greater compression than is possible with lossless
methods.) JPEG is designed to exploit known limitations of the human eye,
notably the fact that small color changes are perceived less accurately than
small changes in brightness. Thus, JPEG is intended for compressing images
that will be looked at by humans. If you plan to machine-analyze your
images, the small errors introduced by JPEG may be a problem for you, even
if they are invisible to the eye.’ –


Light Paintings

Flecks of light cast by a glitterball.
Scanned by a laser.
Hit by a torch beam.
Glass under a spot light.
Lit by a photocopier or a scanner.
A camera flash.


Practice masking acrylic with adhesive vinyl.
Is it possible to photosensitise oil paint, or to dry oil by exposing it to UV through a negative and then wash off any unexposed areas with solvent?


“Imagine you are in England.”
“Anthony, sculptor.”

Nine Black Squares

Nine different coloured black squares (3×3 grid canvas).
Nine different white squares.
Nine coloured greys.
Generative Art

Simulated Paint Pours

• Screensaver?
• Algorithmically simulate paint pours.
• Flow & topography.

Encoding and Colouring

• Modulate colours to encode info – barcodes? Five levels.
• Halftone.
• Red/blue 3D.
• Ultraviolet paint.
• Non-repro blue.
• Varnish/transparent medium.
• Gloss.

Hello World

• Paint splashes and pours with words masked over
• Tie-dye with words masked over.
• Pours, drips, splatters masked over each other.
• Masked word drips/pours.