Otto Ford

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The British artist Otto Ford (b.1978) lives and works in London. Ford’s education combines a BA and MA in Art History with studies in the field of technology. With strong skills in computer technologies, Ford creates digital paintings in which ‘paint’ is data. Preoccupied with the future of the painting medium and process he creates his digital canvases with all a broad range of data sources that catch his attention: from digital reproductions of art history subjects to NASA pictures of the space he bundles the data into a brushstroke with the help of a computer coming to a visual result that resembles – at first glance – a traditional painting. The painting process takes weeks. When the work is completed it is printed with acrylic pigment based ink on Hahnemühle paper, mounted on aluminum and framed. Ford is a perfectionist and works with the best available materials. This work is signed and dated by the artist on the back.