Carter Hodgkin "Atomic Particle Collisions" series 2015
Gouache & watercolor on paper
"Vortex 1" 2012
44″ x 44″
"Vortex 4" 2012
44" x 44"
"Burst 65" 2015
22" x 22"
Carter Hodgkin creates paintings, animations and mosaic public art installations based on visualizations of atomic particle collisions. She blurs boundaries between digital media, drawing and painting to explore a new language of abstraction based on physics.
Hodgkin manipulates computer code as a drawing process to generate hyper-energetic compositions that grow, dissipate, and dissolve, revealing structures and pattern of movement.
As a painter exposed to early computer programming emerging from Silicon Valley, Hodgkin saw encoding images into bits and bytes as an extension of the reductivist approach to form by Postminimalist artists such as Sol Lewitt and Dorothea Rockburne.
Hodgkin’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Fellowships include Gottlieb Foundation, Pollock Krasner Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Americans for the Arts cited her permanent Public Art Project “Electromagnetic Fall” as one of the best for 2010. Publication features include Art+Science Now, a visual survey of artists working at the frontiers of science and technology published by Thames & Hudson, Artforum, Art in America, and Flash Art. Hodgkin lives in New York City and teaches at the Parsons/The New School for Design.