2 images from Untitled Gray Ground series 1973 acrylic on linen
During the seventies, Mark Wilson actively exhibited paintings and drawings in New York. His style featured geometric imagery with a distinctly technological flavor. Upon purchasing a computer in the eighties he has refined and expanded his approach to plotted and printed works controlled by software he created.
Untitled 1982 plotter drawing
CTME20 1986 plotter painting
He uses a technique that he calls 'pixel mapping', which is a way of solving the problem, inherent in the early graphic displays, of the mis-match between the display and the plotted print. The plotter is capable of addressing a hugely greater number of points on a large sheet of paper, than the computer screen can display, providing at the same time the potential for much subtler line and area. By using the pixels on screen to represent whole geometrical elements, such as squares or circles, rather than a single dot, Wilson has created his own technique and visual language.
CSQ856 2005 archival ink jet print
With the recent development of Archival Ink Jet printing Mark has been able to create images of increasing complexity and definition.