_doorformsbitman_6000x6000_323 (2×3), 2013
2 algorithmically generated images, inkjet prints on canvas
9.66 x 12 ft / 3 x 3.7 m
Versteeg has developed computer software that experiments with compositional rules derived from major works in the Abstract Expressionist canon, using a virtualized painting environment that simulates certain physical and material conditions like gravity and paint viscosity.
Here, his cybernetic workshop has produced two paintings, each of which is contiguous with the other on all four sides. Both paintings have been printed by an industrial size ink-jet, onto canvas three times, and arranged edge to edge.
The outcome is a modular set of two-canvas “tiles” that can be expanded in any direction indefinitely, like wallpaper or a videogame texture.