The Personalised Surface within Fine Art Digital Printmaking

Is it possible to create a personalised surface within fine art digital printmaking?
This project seeks to consider and explore the way artists working now are dealing with the given surface of inkjet and what implications does this have for the role of print within an artists overall output. Does Digital print require an abdication of a physical response to the final artwork, or is it possible through questioning common assumptions and challenging conventions, produce digital prints which have an individualised surface and a history of their making?
The project firther questions;
the idea of Virtual layering as distinct from actual layering.
the way in which Surface Mapping 3D software offers the opportunity to re-approach surface, gathering 3D data at the point of contact. How does the mapping process alter the artists/viewers approach to physical surface and is there a space for an emotional response to surface?
and what are the implication for technology that allows for for reversal in a way and how does this effect ideas of risk within fine art printmaking production.

Principal investigator
Professor Paul Coldwell
Principal project staff
Professor Paul Coldwell; Dr Barbara Rauch
Start date
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Completion date
Friday, May 1, 2009
Source material
the digital sources are either artworks produced by those involved with the project, as well as interviews and recordings of symposia.

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