Joost van Haaften | For Alan Turing, 5th version #2 | Signed and numbered one-off

Acrylic on wood
17,5 × 10,5 × 1 cm
Signed and numbered

During WWII mathematician Alan Turing cracked the Enigma code of Nazi Germany, and herewith he had a vital role in ending this war.

Although he is not the inventor of the microchip, Alan Turing is the founding father of the computer, and thus an artist of digital realities. A wild thinker who constantly challenged himself to decode layers. In a similar way visual artist Joost van Haaften ‘peels’ of paint and colors by piercing through these layers. Visually the works also refer to the punched card, the predecessor of the microchip.

Joost van Haaften (1952) is a modern painter and visual artist, strongly aware of the traditions
in painting that preceded him. He is constantly looking for a possibility of finding the
precise imagery for his wonderings in order to invite the onlooker to experience rather than
to understand his paintings.