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.

Skyview

Skyview. 2015. Databending Glitch Image.

Skyview is a form exploration that preceded Missteps. The work invovled collaging a glitched image on top of an original print.

This was the original image used:

Skyview

During development of this project, I had been in communication with an SAIC alum, Bill Wahlgren. We had exchanged emails over the course of the semester. In one exchange, Bill had described his process regarding a project:

"Decide what’s wrong. Identify the characteristics. Develop a prototype. Plan and execute."

Inspired by this mantra, I decided to incorporate that text into my project, as I had chosen this particular image in response to Bill's paintings of the sky.

Part of my exploration in form was juggling between digital and analog. I had been interested in transposing glitch—a purely digital process (in this style)—with a perhaps more traditional display in analog materials. Because the glitch now took physical form, I could simply do things to it. Ultimately, this is what led me to tearing and pasting the now physical glitch image, allowing for an interactive experience (albeit limited.)

Skyview

Skyview. 2015. Databending Glitch print pasted on top of original photo.

Skyview

Skyview with text revealed. 2015. Databending Glitch print pasted on top of original photo.

Skyview

Close up of Skyview. 2015. Databending Glitch print pasted on top of original photo.

Carlos Antonio Piñón

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