Untitled (2×2 seriography set), 1968
4 parts, silkscreen
Argentzia Editions, Paris
13.75 x 13.75 in / 35 x 35 cm, each
Mohr’s work is an important bridge between handmade manipulations and machine-calculated structures in art. Following a series of geometric experiments, a shift toward hard-edge painting by 1967 immediately preceded Mohr’s use of the computer as a tool for art. In this period of work, his fascination with modern electronic hardware emerges, seen in his use of iconic shapes resembling schematics. Mohr’s interest in electronic and circuitry, in part, predisposed him to being so adventurous in using computers for his art in the late 1960s.
A seriograph series based on a hand-drawn imagery from 1968, this picture is one of last Mohr would create without the assistance of a computer. This piece is representative of his hard edge paintings that were exhibited in Nov 1968 at his first solo exhibition with Daniel Templon gallery in Paris.