Opening Celebration of "Pixels meet Crypto"
Updated: Mar 21, 2019
The opening celebration of a solo exhibition of works by Mark Bern at ART & TECH Club in Zurich on 18.03.19 will be on display until 1.05.19
“Ever since I received my first Commodore 64 at the age of 14, I have been fascinated by the possible intricacies that are represented through the pixel world. Where some see logic and numbers, I see the potential to create entire worlds from a blank computer screen.
My work begins as a grid, from which I use a digital colour palette to build layers of abstract compositions. I mostly draw upon inspiration from the natural world, sensing the changes of light and colour as they come into contact with objects, landscapes and people. I capture the reflections, refractions and illusions which manipulate our normative construct of what something should look like.
Part of my collection is also in the creation of sculptural objects, a process which begins digitally. I then use 3D printing to introduce the sculpture into our dimension. This technique allows me to create abstract topographies which are intended to be both playful and intriguing, encouraging the viewer to interact conceptually with the form it is representing.”
Mark Bern uses these words to describe the works he creates, which the Art & Tech Association Switzerland will gladly exhibit as a solo show from March 18th to May 1st 2019 in Zürich at the Art & Tech Club.
Before fully focusing on art, Bern was an internet entrepreneur and Fintech investor who founded several web companies. His creative outcomes have been not shown to the public for almost 20 years until 2013, when his first public art collection "Marbella" was released and in 2014 his work evolved into 3D printed pixel art sculptures. The artist himself refers to his art as pixel art.