Name: Hans Dehlinger
Country of Origin: DE
Biography and photograph of artist courtesy of Expanded Art Gallery, Berlin:
“Hans Dehlinger (*1939, Germany) began working with programming languages and computers in the early 1960s during his studies in architecture at the University of Stuttgart (Dipl.Ing.). He continued his education at the University of California, Berkeley (M.Arch., Ph.D.), where he also worked as an environmental planner and architect. In 1980, he became Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Kassel, Germany, where he taught until his retirement in 2004.
In the early 1980s, he began to explore computers artistically, with a focus on algorithmically generated line drawings. The majority of his generative artwork is based on procedures and computer code executed on pen plotters. It thus has aspects of both electronic and physical art. The lines can form delicate structures, dense textures, or even evoke an “unsharp” impression from sharp lines.
Dehlinger’s generative processes are located on a spectrum between “one-pass processes,” in which drawings are generated by programs without any intermediate visual feedback by the artist, and “composite processes,” in which drawings are generated in a sequence of steps.
His work has received worldwide recognition and was shown first in Europe, later in Canada, Russia, Australia, the USA, Armenia, and China.
The works of Hans Dehlinger are in private collections, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Block Museum of Art in Evanston, Illinois. He is also a member of the informal group of Algorists.”
Biography from artists website:
” Prof. Hans Dehlinger
M.Arch. (UC Berkeley)
Ph.D. (UC Berkeley)
Since 1983 Generative Art, with participations in exhibitions worldwide
1996 Golden Plotter Award of the City of Gladbeck
1991-2004 Director of the “Institut für Rechnergestütztes Darstellen und Entwerfen” at the University of Kassel, Kunsthochschule
1988 Founding Member of Art & Com, Berlin
1980-2004 Professor at the Department of Product Design, University of Kassel, Germany, for “Grundlagen des Industrial Design”. Teaching and Research in Design Methods and Industrial Design; CAD; Work in Architecture and Planning; Design of Planning Information Systems; Generative Art
1973-1980 Deputy Director at the “Institut für Grundlagen der Planung”, Department of Architecture, University of Stuttgart. Teaching and Research in Architectural Design.
1978 Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
1970-1973 Teaching Associate at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley
1969 M.Arch., University of California, Berkeley
1968 Architectural Project Manager on the design team for the Olympic Village in Munich, office of Heinle, Wischer and Partner, Architects, Stuttgart
1966 Beginning of work with programming languages and computers
1961-1968 Architectural Studies at the University of Stuttgart. Dipl.-Ing. Architekt
1939 Born in Stetten/R., Southern Germany. Elementary school, apprenticeship as cabinet maker, secondary education.”