This painting has a dual reading, on one hand, is a representation of a screen and an attempt to reach white color using the primary colors of light color theory (red, green, blue). The method to do it was to paint three images on paper in the three different colors, then to cut, to mix and to glue them. It was cut and glued a second time in order to represent screen pixels. In the second step, some squares fall down, as the loss of information during the process of transmission of information by the Internet.
On the other hand, this painting is made for the purpose to study a “white” surface, in order to subsequently paint the portrait of my wife. The result of this work is really similar to a numeric code of a PNG image.
The process giving rise to these paintings seeks to analogize algorithms composing images in LCD screens, thus creating a parallel between a physical and a digital language. The works are composed of red, green and blue colors (the three colors constituting the pixels that structure screens), thereby approaching the Additive color theory (light) by “physical” pigments.
The layout is organized in a raster*, in which the pixels will compose the structure of the works. The composition is created by technical accidents or “glitches” occurring during the process of “transmission of information”. Some “bits” of papers fall, unglued from the support resulting in a random lack of data, which is supplanted by the background, creating new colors and flecks of information on a monochromatic (or three-chromatic) surface.
(*) Raster is a rectangular pattern of parallel scanning lines followed by the electron beam on a television screen or computer monitor.