Egg tempera on canvas, wood
17.9 x 25.2 x 1.4 in / 45.5 x 64 x 3.5 cm
A natural link exists between conceptual art and the way Manfred Mohr approaches image making using a computer. Beginning his trajectory as a painter and jazz musician, Mohr eventually gravitated toward programming in 1968. Encouraged by his friend Pierre Barbaud, the first composer to use a computer to realize his music, Mohr founded an arts group called “Art et Informatique” at the University of Vicennes during his studies. By 1969 Mohr gained rare access to a Benson plotter that drew his works on paper and had been using the FORTRAN programming language for all his projects.