Monique Nahas

Basic Info

Name: Monique Nahas
Date of Birth: November 26, 1940
Country of Origin: FR
Website: http://huitric-nahas.org/

Description

Monique Nahas is a doctor of theoretical physics and digital artist who works with computer-generated images and film. Born in Paris in 1940, she earned her doctorate in 1969.

Her fellow academic, Hervé Huitric, is her partner and collaborator: the two met in 1971, when Nahas was becoming involved in computer science, and they began to teach joint classes on modal logic and programming languages. It was shortly thereafter that Nahas began to experiment with computer-generated processes that transform algorithms into art. Huitric and Nahas’ body of work includes films and images that represent their artistic sensibilities as well as their research into computer science and programming.

Their art has been featured in more than a hundred exhibitions, including SIGGRAPH from 1982 to 1990.

Explore Artworks By Monique Nahas

Cube

computer-generated design using IBM 1130 created in collaboration at Groupe Art et Informatique de Vincennes (GAIV)   Nahas describes the work: “The use of perforated cards as a support, thicker than the previous printer paper, which had a particular granularity, has also led us to other achievements of which the cubes are the most exemplary. […]

Artiste et Ordinateur (Artist and Computer) Portfolio

A portfolio comprised of 10 signed and numbered computer generated images printed on 26 x 19.75″ Arches paper. All prints were made after original unique plotter drawings. The portfolio is housed in a custom box with the edition number written in graphite lower left on the front of the box. The portfolio contains a colophon […]

No. 39 (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed in graphite on the back of the paper numbered in ink on the back of the paper hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. […]

No. 2 (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed in graphite on the back of the paper numbered in graphite on the back of the paper hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. […]

No. 3 (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed in graphite on the back of the paper numbered in graphite on the back of the paper hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. […]

No. 13 (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed in graphite on the back of the paper numbered in ink on the back of the paper hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. […]

No. 37 (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed in graphite on the back of the paper numbered in graphite on the back of the paper hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. […]

No. 5H (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed, titled, and dated in ink on the back of the matboard hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. The artists used 6 colors: red, […]

No. 23 (from the Handmade Pixel Series)

signed in graphite on the back of the paper numbered in graphite on the back of the paper hardware: CAE 510 with 8k memory software: ALGOL The result of the calculation was printed with letters corresponding to colors to be painted. For example, the letter J is for yellow (jaune), R for red (rouge), etc. […]