Pioneering Computer Art of Pygoya, 1984-1990

Computer Art Stages of Development and Exploration



1984-86 Collaboration with Larry Lovett (Hawaii's lst computer artist); output: screen shot photographs exhibited; Hawaii's lst computer art exhibitions: Soho Too Gallery & Loft, Honolulu; Honolulu Club, Hawaii

1986 Amiga 1000 - "high resolution" works (600x800 pixels); Picasso simulation series; juried into Honolulu Academy of Arts museum's "Artists of Hawaii" annual juried competition

(In 2006 PC World rated the Amiga 1000 as the 7th greatest PC of all time [1]. In 2007 it was rated by the same magazine as the 37th best tech product of all time [2]. In 1994, as Commodore filed for bankruptcy, Byte magazine called the Amiga 1000 "the first multimedia computer... so far ahead of its time that almost nobody including Commodore's marketing department could fully articulate what it was all about.")

1987 Digitizing original art and photography; Pixelate Painting or "Pixelism", "Paint Outs" or "Computer Oil Paintings", Lumena Series II; New York City exhibiting- Bronx Museum's national juried group exhibition; Nishi Noho Gallery - solo show of Computer Oil Paintings (Brooke Shields and Fred Gwynn at opening reception); start work on "Assembly" (11 feet by 6 feet oil on canvas with over 230,000 painted 4 mm x 4 mm hard edge squares (representing pixels; monitor image magnified in sections and printed out as grid sections of total image for reproduction as traditional medium painting)

1988 IBM AT, Atari - both deadends; Amiga 1000 Perspective Series (low resolution, 300x400 pixels); Paint Outs (commissioned painters to reproduce digital image faithfully; Shanghai painters); Serigraph editions ("Island Comforts", "Trouble in Paradise"; Off Set Lithograph edition ("Interface"); Posters ("Tropical Delights", "The Boomerang Effect"); Chinese series (100 images) for solo exhibition at Shanghai Art Museum, catalog book: Rodney Chang<Computer Artist; "Assembly" completed Dec. 31, 1988; own painting series (20x24 inches canvases); juried into Academy of Arts museum's 1988 Artists of Hawaii exhibition

1989 IBM DeLuxe Paint II; Arche Rival (Intell clone) Lumena Series III; Amgia 1000- continued works, Woodcut - lst digital designed woodcut, collaboration with master woodcut printer Mingli Jiang ("Picasso's Bullfight"); "Paintouts" - INFO Magazine (national Amiga computer magazine); lst Annual Computer Art Exhibition by Hawaii Computer Art Society, founded by Rodney Chang in 1989; closing of SoHo too Gallery & Loft (1985-1989); digitizing 35 mm camera work (ala Claude Horan, MFA); 2nd Annual Hawaii Computer Art Exhibition (City Hall), Paris-Honolulu Exchange Show exhibition (June 89); Etching -lst computer etching with Richard Li; Pseudo-Photorealism Series (mountain series): Koa Gallery exhibition; Photo-transfer canvas experiment; Pseudo-Pixelate Painting - mosaic clusters composed of aggregate same colored pixels, painted on canvas; Interactive Narrative Painting; Surface Mapped Sculpture; Real Time Painting experiment; Real World digital sculpture ("Chinese Facade" wooden wall sculpture as replica of CAD image on Amiga 1000); Holter Museum of Art, solo exhibition, Helena, Montana

1990 Las Vegas Art Museum solo exhibition, Las Vegas, Nevada

Future plans - painting and sculpture without computer but with developed computer art sensitivity; "real time painting" - use computer with monitor and actual easel on canvas alternately in developing final painted image