"Evolving Gravity II"
silkscreen printed in colors, 1975, signed in pencil, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of 100 (1/100), on Arches paper; in very good condition
image 22 x 15 1/2 inches
sheet 30 x 22 inches
Aaron Marcus was a pioneer in the field of computer art. He became interested in computers and their artistic potential while studying as a graphic design graduate student at Yale University in the late 1960s. Taking much of his inspiration from conceptual art, his knowledge of computer programing (FORTRAN especially) allowed him to create works that in many cases would be too complex or time-consuming to create otherwise.
Marcus's work was included in one of the earliest general books on the use of computers by artists - 'Artist and Computer', edited by Ruth Leavitt, 1976 - alongside that of other pioneers in the field, such as Manfred Mohr, Herbert Franke, Kenneth Knowlton, John Whitney and Vera Molnar. Also, his work was included in the important 2007 exhibition at the Kunsthalle, Bremen; "Ex Machina - Early Computer Art until 1979".