14 February 2013

Graphic Arrays by Aram Bartholl

As beautiful as simple it is the new piece by Aram Bartholl called Graphic Arrays which represent the  whole topic of screen resolutions and aspect ratios and how these evolved over the years.

As he describes; "The left board is dedicated to more recent mobile vertical resolution. The right side represents the long history of desktop screen pixel sizes starting with the classic VGA (640×480) IBM standard from 1987. It’s also fun to look up the most common screen resolutions of Internet users for each year at screenresolution.org. My first screen ever was PAL 576×768 on a C64. Currently I am looking at 2560×1440 overkill px vastness. Of course the DPI(PPI) has increased immensely over the years, especially with all the mobile pads etc recently. It feels weird to look at a 5:4 SXGA (1280×1024, my favorite screen!) screen today, almost portrait ration?!? At the same time when you cut a piece of paper in 16:9 format it looks monster horizontal. But we look at that all day … (on the same topic see also verticalcinema.com)" - Aram Bartholl See more;

Aram is showing this work in a group exhibition at BACK TO BACK DAM Frankfurt, opening next Sunday, also including works by Eelco Brand (NL), Joan Leandre (ES), Gerhard Mantz (D), Manfred Mohr (D), Vera Molnar (F), Frieder Nake (D), Casey Reas (US).

Nice artist statement btw;
240×320, 240×400, 320×480, 480×640, 480×800, 540×960, 600×960, 600×1024, 640×960, 768×1024, 720×1280, 1366×768, 800×1280, 1080×1920, 1536×2048 640×480, 768×576, 800×600, 1024×600, 1024×768, 1152×720, 1280×720, 1280×768, 1280×800, 1152×864, 1280×960, 1280×1024, 1360×768, 1366×768, 1440×900, 1600×900, 1400×1050, 1680×1050, 1600×1200, 1920×1080, 2048×1152, 1920×1200, 1920×1440, 2560×1440, 2560×1600

Paper, aluminum dibond, dimensions: 90 x 56 cm, 54 x 72 cm