Digital Craft People’s latest project centres around the creation of unique drawing machines by Damien Borowik, which in turn are used to create unique drawings. In an iterative process, where the artist continually develops the digital and mechanical capabilities of the machine, artist, code and machine combine to make graphical drawings with exquisite mark-making qualities.
With a strong emphasis in using unpredictability and chance in his work, Borowik explores the aleatoric mark-making qualities of the machines through automation and mediation. Currently, he controls the machines to draw straight lines and create abstract Expanding Squares and deconstruct landscapes and cityscapes.
Over the past two years, Damien’s Drawing Machines have been commissioned by Christian Dior Couture (Paris), used in collaboration with Samsung Electronics (Seoul) and have more recently been exhibited at the Southbank Centre (London).
Damien’s work has been exhibited worldwide. His moving image work screened in over 35 festivals worldwide including Annecy Animation Festival, TEIAF, Ankara and was also screened at the Pixar Animations Studios and broadcasted on Arte and TVE. He graduated with honours from Central Saint Martins and completed his Masters studies in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths.
AVAILABLE TO BUY FROM DIGITAL CRAFT PEOPLE
PRINTS & DECOR, Art PrintsSouthbank Centre Building in purple. This drawing has been made using one of our industrial drawing machines on Fabriano 4 smooth paper at 230 gsm. It consists of 2 layers of lines set at different angles to give the cross-hatch effect similar to the traditional etching process.£90.00
PRINTS & DECOR, Art Prints, Gifts for MenThis composition is a unique drawing made in two colours, black and orange. The defect you can see on the drawing are made by the machine during the drawing process, as well as the interventions of the artist who works with the machine to create such a unique art piece.£220.00
PRINTS & DECOR, Art Prints, Gifts for MenThis composition is a unique drawing made by artist's hand-crafted drawing machine. Starting from the centre of the first square, the machine is slowly pushing the pen, spiralling outwards by moving the motors forward then backward in a sequence, increasing the length of lines to draw after each cycle. The lines made in those drawing varies from one iteration to the next, making each drawing unique.£120.00