Mohr's work is an important bridge between handmade manipulations and machine-calculated structures in art. His demonstrated interest in process, language and line texture are revealed in in early abstract painted works, prior to his discovery of the computer as a tool for art. This particular drawing is part of …

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Influenced by his experience as a jazz musician and by German philosopher Max Bense’s theories on rational aesthetics, Manfred Mohr has been an innovator in the field of computer-generated art. To manipulate, for example, the myriad variations of the 11-dimension hypercube, Mohr created algorithms in FORTRAN programming language and printed them on flatbed plotters before the advent of laser printers. Mohr’s “Klangfarben” series (2008) features paintings and digital animation of brightly colored diagonal lines and intersecting planes against a flat black background.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Manfred Mohr, "A Formal Language: Celebrating 50 Years of Artwork and Algorithms"bitforms gallery
2018
Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018Whitney Museum of American Art
2015
Manfred Mohr: Artificiata IIbitforms gallery
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P-052-c (Quark Lines), 1970

Plotter drawing ink on paper
22 × 22 in
55.9 × 55.9 cm
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Mohr's work is an important bridge between handmade manipulations and machine-calculated …

Medium

Influenced by his experience as a jazz musician and by German philosopher Max Bense’s theories on rational aesthetics, Manfred Mohr has been an innovator in the field of computer-generated art. To manipulate, for example, the myriad variations of the 11-dimension hypercube, Mohr created algorithms in FORTRAN programming language and printed them on flatbed plotters before the advent of laser printers. Mohr’s “Klangfarben” series (2008) features paintings and digital animation of brightly colored diagonal lines and intersecting planes against a flat black background.

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