Tristan Perich(New York, 1982)
Machine Drawings, 2005-2015
Pen on paper or wall
400 x 250 cm, with varying sizes
Tristan Perich’s live machine drawings and works on paper explore texture, noise and order. They are created with a pen suspended from two motors, whose motion is controlled by code running on a circuit. The choreography of each drawing is programmed in advance, then executed in physical space by the machine. The path of the pen, a continuous line comprised of thousands to millions of miniature movements, gradually builds the image. Simple geometric structures emerge from densely packed lines and random marks, as the linear repetition is woven back into itself, recursively. The final drawings are wedded to effects from the physical world: the ripple of the string connecting pen to motor, the gradual depletion of ink, the texture of the paper.
Close-up of the marker used for the wall Machine Drawing at àngels barcelona in 2015.
Machine Drawing on the wall at àngels barcelona on 13.03.2015.
The wall Machine Drawing (2015) at àngels barcelona on 30.03.2015.
Capture of the Machine Drawing on the wall at àngels barcelona on 21.04.2015.
Five small Machine Drawings (2015) on paper made at àngels barcelona.