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William Mapan

Blotting Seas2022

Edition: 1 | 1

COMPUTE: sinking patterns—Blotting Seas.

This series of eight works is a continuation of Mapan’s interest in exploring the materiality and texture of something that is immaterial – through coding algorithms, or more specifically in this case, JavaScript.

Through the highly delicate imitation of paper texture as background, as well as the variety of saturation, forms and patterns exemplified by the blue colour, Mapan recounts the story of his childhood, when he first learnt how to fill the cartridge of a fountain pen. He recalls the blue ink staining his fingertips as well as sheets of paper, creating a mess, but also random patterns. This series of work alludes to his own childhood as well as the tactile nature of pen, ink and paper, but more broadly to a personal memory that is shared among a collective consciousness.

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