Carlos Antonio Piñón

Carlos Antonio Piñón is a Chicago-born artist and writer seeking to destroy the sentence. His work has been featured in several recycle bins throughout the city, most often with a better draft already in progress.

Carlos's biggest secret is that he has no idea how to write. Like no idea. He just kind of smashes the keys on his laptop hoping they form complete sentences. He wrote his last essay by throwing darts at a dictionary.

Robot w/ Pigtails (Inktober Doodle)

Robot w/ Pigtails (Inktober Doodle). 2016. Pen on paper.

In October 2016, I took a particularly boring class (that I later dropped anyway.) As the weeks piled on, I keep doodling on the same page until you couldn't see the notes I scribbled anymore. Shapes started to form and suddenly it just clicked on my brain that it all sort of looked like a robot with pigtails.

Later, I was interested in seeing how that drawing would fair going through the process of databending sonification. This is the result:

Robot w/ Pigtails (Inktober Doodle)

Robot w/ Pigtails (Glitched). 2016. Databending Glitch Image.

My friend, Andy Shoop, ended up choosing this version for his album art for his chiptune music. Check it out below:

Carlos Antonio Piñón

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