Hua Zhang

/ Boundary

Material: mechanism, squeegee, acrylics, canvas

Scale: 160 x 120 x30 cm

year: 2015

Controlled by a program, an automatic painting machine operates on canvas and overlaps the image with fresh paint over and over again. The mechanical system enables paints to be squeezed on the canvas when needed. A squeegee scrapes and mixes up the paint on canvas and leave unpredictable marks. A painting is finished when the squeegee falls off from the canvas as the paint over-layered and the volume of paint is overloaded.

This work investigates boundaries between randomness and predictableness.