Matricism — Color Based on Science
Matricism comes from the word “matrix” when applied to how something is structured from individual components. The matrix of water is two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule. The matrix of a color is value, intensity, and hue. Matricism is a style of painting that uses these individual components of a color to fuse multiple elements of design into a cohesive visual statement.
The purpose of this website is to give one man’s perspective on what it is to be an artist and my own quest to be unique, to find an art of my own. It includes my quest for innovation and the foundation of knowledge that made innovation achievable. The great American artist, Robert Motherwell once said, “There is a time one reaches the Pacific and there is nowhere to go!” He was saying that the art of painting is dead, that we have invented every style of painting there will ever be. Personally I felt the old man was full of himself so I set out to prove him wrong. Took me thirty years and this is my story.
First you will be introduced to Matricism, the most scientific painting technique ever developed and the dream of the early Pointillist. Next we will explain how this technique created a new bridge into a digital language allowing the creation of the first ever robotic painting tool for a disabled artist. Finally I will cover a few future potentials of this technology. Possibilities for the disabled community for artistic expression, a tool for the early education of mathematics, geometry and conceptual thinking, and the potential to open a new professional venue for graphic artists to use their chosen tools of the virtual world to challenge the reality world of the visual arts.
This is a story of a classically trained painter and a master of computer science who came together and created the first art and technology of its kind. What is interesting is how one development lead to the next and the next and were completely unforeseen.
I hope you are entertained and enjoy.