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Experimental mixed-media painting with personal computer motherboards

Okon Ayi


This study sought to explore the surfaces, textures and synthetic substance of discarded personal computer motherboards to produce mixed media paintings. The method employed in the study was experimental in its exploration of discarded pc motherboard as ground for mixed-media painting. All the paintings in the research were made using acrylic, oil colour, and motherboards on wooden board to achieve the rhythmic flow of colours, textures and forms. Safety wears such as nose mask and hand gloves were used to prevent injuries for the motherboards’ sharp edges and the inhalation of dangerous particles. Using motherboard to do mixed media paintings enables the study to deviate from traditional conventions and create new possibilities that expand the visual, technical and aesthetic vocabulary in studio practice. This has opened up a trajectory for further experiment in “extraneous” materials as vehicles for visual expression.

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