Fokkens’s work “Carina” will be available from November 1st until 4th
Dutch artist Jan Pieter Fokkens uses his work as a means of processing the incomprehensible. Navigating the relationship between algorithmic abstraction and the tangible qualities of pattern and color, Fokkens meditates on how reality is mediated by digital image. Entitled “Carina,” this vibrant drawing offers a representation of the Nebula “Carina”, one of the largest star-forming regions in the Milky Way located 7,500 light years away from Earth. Using an image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Fokkens extracts the average color of each coordinate and uses archival markers to represent it as a single line upon the photo paper. The result is a reductionist account of an unimaginable sight. Jan Pieter Fokkens work and lives in Chicago. Stop by Gallery Victor Armendariz at booth B9 to check it out!