Location: New York
Digital art doesn’t always take place on a screen. German-born, New York-based artist Manfred Mohr was “a pioneer of the digital art genre,” the gallery that represents him writes. Mohr was one of the first artists to use algorithm-driven computers to create his drawings. The result is series of drawings that turn minute variations into visual poetry. “Creative work is an algorithm which represents a human behavior in a given situation,” he wrote back in 1971. The insight is just as fresh today, as so many of our behaviors online and off are shaped by programmatic equations.