FLORA flowerscape Drawing by Philipp Artus

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After sensitizing the paper the laser draws with light onto the surface.
The development is similar to analogue photography.
Finally the chemicals are washed out with water so that only the noble metals stay on the paper.
The result is a "light drawing" with delicate lines and details.

Art Description

Drawing: Digital, Black & White, Platinum, Algorithmic Art, Lights on Paper.

"FLORA flowerscape", Philipp Artus, 2016
Platinum/Palladium Light Drawing on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag Paper, 300 gr.
50x60cm limited edition of 8
Signed, numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity

"FLORA flowerscape" is the first kind of detailed landscape I have created as a light drawing. All the shapes are generated by the FLORA algorithm, which is based on my studies of animation and locomotion. I then organized the various forms in a complex composition that invites the viewer to get lost in a garden of moving lines and delicate details.

"FLORA flowerscape" is a trace of abstract motion frozen in time.
To create this image I developed a unique printing method that combines analogue photography and a laser projector. The laser "draws" with light directly onto the sensitized surface of the paper, which results in extremly thin and delicate lines.
In order to sensitize the paper I use the chemicals of platinum/palladium printing – an alternative photographic process based on noble metals that react to ultraviolet light. This process offers an exceptionally large tonal range, is very permanent and results in a non-reflective surface that looks similar to a charcoal drawing.

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FLORA flowerscape

Philipp Artus



Size: 23.6 W x 19.7 H x 0 in

This artwork is not for sale.