How to make and consume an image?
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Edward Burtynsky’s pixelated images revealed an industrial production line, a mechanized production and figures of workers. They remind us of the portraits generated by Wilhelm Sasnal and Michael Borremans. While the overexposure technique is regarded as a method for simplifying images, the pixilation technique can also lead the painting to- wards a process of reduction. Ever since the 20th century, artists began to renovate the ideology for an indiscriminate consumer society.
By deciphering a pixelated photography from Edward Burtynsky, this work, named How to make and consume an image, consists of 105 paintings that are manufactured in numerical order. Each painting contains 80 pixels in black and white. Every pixel’s color refers to the information of the RGB color model (0-255). Before the accomplish- ment, this graphic work remains hidden in the darkness. The finished work, created strictly under a mechanized production line, is sold at cost price (including the charge of paintings, brushes, wood slabs and a minimum remuneration for the artist). A sum of money will be asked to cover the cost of the delivery fee.