Unfortunately, not too much information exists online about Anton Perich. Perich is a New York artist who produces large scale paintings with a machine that operates much like an inkjet printer. What’s interesting about Perich, that has his work stand out from that of similar inkjet tech projects like Hektor the Spray-Paint Output Device, is that Perich began developing these machines in 1978, long before most people knew what an inkjet printer was.
Although the works have a clear indication of the technology, they maintain a great deal of expression along with a visual resemblance to the subject matter and image quality of Perich’s early celebrity films featuring the likes of David Johansen and Lady Divine.
Watch “The Painting Machine”, a video of Perich working in his studio and note the early footage clearly time-stamped with Chuck Mangione’s “Feels So Good”. An interesing selection considering the unfeeling machine at work.Bookmark / Share / Print