Dataforms: destroying analog in search of digital beauty

For the best part of a decade, Ed Spence has created original artworks by rearranging large photos and (reprints of) paintings into pixelated collages.

As a teen, Spence drew inspiration from his father’s fascination with fractal visualizations; the notion that one can experiment with digital information to create something original and beautiful has stuck.

In an interview with The Verge, Spence cites a show at New York’s contemporary Deitch Projects gallery as a major influence on his work. Super Mario Movie is a 15-minute video in which Mario explored an unfinished, dystopian video game, created by hacking an original NES cartridge. “I think it planted a seed in my head that got me thinking about working with preexisting art and…

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