A Monoprint Sample
Fine art Fine Art Print­mak­ing by Gra­ham New­man

I am inter­ested in algo­rithms and the organic ephemera pro­duced by cre­at­ing gen­er­a­tive art and its rela­tion to the under­pin­ning prin­ci­ples of graphic design gestalt. As a mem­ber of the visual arts, graphic design shares many of the same con­cerns that affect and unite other art and design spe­cialisms. These con­cerns are known as the for­mal ele­ments. Cat­e­gorised at the Bauhaus School in the 1920s Ger­many, I cat­e­gorise these for­mal ele­ments as Point and Line, Shape, Tex­ture, Space, Form, Tone and Colour.

This is less about dig­i­tal art; much more about sub­vert­ing the tech­nol­ogy to some­thing that it’s not intend­ing to do – be hand printed on paper.

Cen­tral to visu­ally inves­ti­gat­ing this activ­ity is and how unique iter­a­tions of com­puter code can pro­duce graphic design gestalt in the phys­i­cal realm, and how these processes open up space for the con­struc­tion of gen­er­a­tive art nar­ra­tives which go on to offer a rad­i­cal cri­tique of repro­duc­ing the phys­i­cal from the dig­i­tal.

A Mono­print Sam­ple
, Autumn 2017

Edi­tion of 20
Print size: 12in W x 12in H
Paper size: 16in W x 16in H
Silkscreen printed on South Bank Smooth 310gsm paper at Print Club, Lon­don

This sam­ple edi­tion draws on the theme of exten­sive work with com­puter code within the con­text of Mod­ernist graphic design gestalt and its appli­ca­tion onto 12 inch record sleeves.



Black and metal­lic silver