"Study for SWEEPS" by Jan Pieter Fokkens

2018
$2,680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 23.0" H: 33.5"
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Ink
Fabric
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CJPF022
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Inspired by images of deep space, computer compression algorithms, and early non-representational art, Chicago-based artist Jan Pieter Fokkens uses the tangible qualities of pattern and color to interpret unimaginable sights.

Entitled "Study for SWEEPS," this work offers a representation of the Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search, Hubble’s seven-day-long survey of 180,000 stars in order to detect extrasolar planets. Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Fokkens extracts the average color of various coordinates, and uses archival markers to represent the point on canvas. The result is a reductionist account of an unimaginable sight.

Framed. Pigment ink on canvas.

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