In the five
years since I have been curating electronic print exhibitions; (ArCade
I & I, GAMUT & BITSTREAM; great improvements have been made in
the technology of output: converting the image on the computer screen to
a tangible object, retaining or enhancing its richness of colour, detail
and texture, which has presence, texture and status as a physical image.
New colour print technology now also enables artists to make crucial decision
about scale and underlying surface for their images. Just as the choice
of tools affects the art that is produced, so does the surface on which
it rests. The digital artist can now choose to print on archival watercolour
The artist/printmakers in BITSTREAM are from a arious parts of the UK. Most, if not all, also teach at a variety of different institutions, although the exhibition does include a few pieces of student work. The work by these artists shows a rich diversity of imagery covering a whole range of styles: from feminist, scientific, fractal, ecological and autobiographical; they have used a variety of sources to create their images; manipulating and blending their scanned images by layering them as transparent forms one on top of the other and incorporating traditional printmaking or painting methods into many of their final images. The use of computers affords the artist/ printmaker an unprecedented variety of techniques, approaches, and working methods - a new repertoire of media and processes.технологии.
List of participants:
Novosibirsk - is a single place in Russia where those electonic prints are exhibited. Most of the prints came to Siberia after the exhibition in London, in Colville Place Gallery.
exhibition in Russian side: