🎨German artist Peter Zimmermann covers the floor with epoxy to create a series of paintings that seamlessly traverse the entire room. The high gloss, delicate surface of the work gives the floor art the ability to interact: the audience is inevitably left with scuff and scratches, and they can trample on it at will.
🎨 Zimmermann welcomes any disruption, as this is the visual counterpart of a cascade of serrate brushstrokes in his shelf abstraction. There is also a deeper philosophical purpose: the multi-layered composition of the oil painting symbolizes the multiple browser tabs, applications, and ICONS that are constantly running on our computers.
🎨 By embedding these traces of the digital world in the exhibition, Zimmermann leads us to think about the opportunities technology provides for individuals to contribute to society (such as crowdfunding and encyclopedias) in contrast to the traditional top-down approach.
🎨 At first glance, Peter Zimmerman’s works are abstract paintings full of emotion and lyricism. It is hard to imagine that such soft lines and structures are actually “the result of the precise calculation of computer programs“. Peter Zimmerman uses random combinations of computed programs to express his image aesthetic. From the complex block surface composition, we can see the colorful colors stacked layer by layer, smooth curves naturally flowing in the picture, and color blocks of the same color system, through the overlapping of different shades, successfully pull out the space distance between the front and back in the plane.
🎨 In accidental circumstances, Peter George Zimmerman’s computer showed the picture slowly without warning, so that the entire program lockout when the machine, the screen soon became a color piece of various distortions and intermittent line interspersed with scattered light flashing, before restarting, Peter George Zimmerman will be such a coincidence that sketch down, This was the original manuscript of his later famous work.
🎨 Peter Zimmerman does not use a computer entirely for the work, but rather on his own hands in the blending of colors and the painting process. If we look closely at the original work, we can find the difference between the overlapping of different color blocks and the traces of painting nature left on the canvas by the painting media, which fully reflects the fact that even though digital art is precise and accurate, it cannot replace the truth revealed by painting on the canvas.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in Life Outside of Design Studio and has been updated for accuracy and completeness.