Petronio Bendito

Associate Professor of Art and Design
Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University
United States
Through my Computational Color Design research I develop algorithmic methods to produce color palettes for RGB and CMYK outputs. For the “Color Code, Algorithmic Lines” series I use a hybrid process of creation that combines mathematical and intuitive approaches for self-expression. I have found that color palettes generated from RGB planes and cuboids, despite being structurally simple, can produce sophisticated and expressive color palettes. Formalistically I orchestrate via color and shape visual solutions that propose a unified reading of extremes: balance and chaos; light and darkness; structure and spontaneity… I believe that procedural colors will play a major role in art and design color selection processes in the 21st Century.
Color Code, Algorithmic Lines n.0078
24"x24"
Ink on canvas (digital printmaking)
2012
RGB Plane Method: The color palette of this artwork is derived from an algorithm that samples colors from a plane that was created inside the RGB color model defined as R=X, G=Y, B=Z. The size and position of the plane determine the range of possible colors. Another algorithm placed the colors in hundreds of lines, which I subsequently manipulated using commercial computer graphic applications. The algorithms produced for this work were programmed in Processing.
Color Code, Algorithmic Lines n. 0032
24"x24"
Ink on canvas (digital printmaking)
2012
RGB Cuboid Method: The color palette of this artwork is derived from an algorithm that samples colors from a cuboid that was created inside the RGB color model defined as R=X, G=Y, B=Z. The size and position of the cuboid determine the range of possible colors. Another algorithm placed colors from the palette in hundreds of lines, which I subsequently manipulated using commercial computer graphic applications. The algorithms produced for this work were programmed in Processing.