Marcus Brownlow

Glasgow Chroma, 2022

Digital C-type prints (x7) 50 x 50 cm, paper.

The works in Glasgow Chroma were created according to a precise set of instructions conceived and executed by the artist. Influenced by the ubiquity of computational photography in smartphones and other devices, the artist has considered the photograph not as a human-readable image, but as a dataset comprising a grid of colour values that can be analysed and manipulated. In this process, no pixel is lost or added, and only its coordinate position is changed.

The resulting images reject photographic realism and reimagine the streets of Glasgow as a formless landscape of abstract colour.