Polargraphs in the gallery

I got wind of this set of polargraph drawings in a recent show in Belfast.  Richard Forrest is the fellow behind them.


I like this exploration of the intrinsic nature of the digital, or quantised, sampled or rasterised forms – the pixelation is a big part of my own work, and I see it here too.  Richard revels a little more in the flaws of the machine, with some great effects, the distorted face is ace, but I like the abstract portraits the best.

I’m not clear if this last show is still on, but Richard tells me he has an upcoming show in Cork next month that will hopefully be featuring a live machine in situ.  I love to see a live machine.