"Dimensions" 1979 S erigraph on paper 29 x 46 inches Edition o f 25 examples, o f which this is number 11. Signed, dated and numbered
Manfred Mohr, b. 1938, is one of the most important pioneer s of c omputer art. During the 1960s, Mohr h s practice evolved from abstract expressionism towards a more hard-edged geometric painting. By 1968, in pursuit of a real rational art he had begun to develop a programmed expressionism in which algorithms were used to generate art that formalised his vision in a new, logical way. In 1969, Mohr gained access to a plotters at the Paris Institute of Meteorology, used at that time by scientists to draw weather patterns. With this plotter, Mohr developed a series of computer program that provided a controlled system through which new visual forms could be explored. Random elements were often incorporated to enable new forms to be generated within the framework of the algorithm. Mohr h s exhibition at the Musée d h Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1971 was the first solo presentation in a museum of computer art. Since then he has had major solo exhibitions in the US and Europe . His work is in major national institutional collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Londo n and Centre Pompidou, Paris .