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"Study for Event Horizon" by Jan Pieter Fokkens

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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 create paintings of unimaginable sights. Entitled "Study for Event Horizon," this drawing offers a representation of the first-ever recorded image of a black hole. As objects from which light cannot escape, black holes are impossible to document. Instead, the shadow cast by the event horizon is the closest representation of the black hole itself. By using data from the Event Horizon Telescope Array, Fokkens extracts the average color of each coordinate, and uses archival markers to draw on photo paper. The result is a reductionist account of an unimaginable sight. Framed. Pigment ink on photo paper.

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    Height: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    2020
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    Chicago, IL
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    Seller: CJPF0201stDibs: LU820020823552

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