Thermal Test #4

Thermal Test #4, Burnt paper, graphite, charcoal on paper, 10.5" x 10.5", 2010

Tiberiu Chelcea takes elements and processes of traditional printmaking and combines them with parts and operations of digital technologies. His work demonstrates unexpected correlations between old and new technologies and issues of consumption, serial design, automated vs labor-intensive processes, are brought to the fore. His works been exhibited throughout United States (New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Iowa and other states) as well as Mexico and Brazil. Mr. Chelcea was born in Romania and came to United States to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. He has received several awards, fellowships and patents in the field of electronic and digital design, which continues to be a major source of inspiration for his art.

Thermal Test #4 is from Mr. Chelcea's "Circuits" series. The artist explains: "These works are inspired by the shapes and forms found in electronic design, as well as by the shapes and functionality of circuit boards. As a starting point for most of the works, I use electronic boards from discarded electronic products, plentiful in our garbage dumps. These discarded boards may get placed in settings inspired by classical portrait engravings and illuminated manuscripts, become paper doll costumes or are used in thermal tests, or become a platform for discovering the line of separation between analog and digital."

Tiberiu Chelcea website

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