Otto Ford

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The paintings of Otto Ford are born out of a singular combination: while Ford earned his BA from Goldsmiths and completed his MA at the Royal College of Arts in London in 2017, he has also pursued studies in the field of technology. With these specific set of skills, the artist creates digital paintings in wich ‘paint’ is data, that is, from digital reproductions of art history subjects to NASA pictures of the space, among a uncountable number of other references, he bundles the radiance of these images into a brushstroke, creating a peculiar tone coming to a distinctive visual result. Later, he generates a dynamic game of forms using that data, now coagulated in a digital brush. When the work is completed, it is printed with acrylic pigment-based ink on Hahnemühle paper, mounted on aluminum, and framed. A process that can take weeks, when considering all its stages. Otto Ford was born in 1978, and lives and works currently in Brighton. He received the HIX Award in 2017.