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Matricism is a derivative of Pointillism which utilizes scientific as well as purely aesthetical principals.

In Matricism, the practitioner applies a logical, sequential, and often scientifically based process to construct a complete pictorial statement which is typically rendered on canvas with oils (though any medium is equally applicable). Executed with small units or dabs of medium, the texture, pattern, and color geometries can play equal parts in expressing myriad levels of consciousness, abstraction, thought, motion, or being — beyond the obvious subject of the work.

Matricism can thought to be the entire process which encompasses every criteria by which the various components of the design decisions are made — the where, the how and most importantly, the why a given element is placed where it is.

Developed in 1987 by Christian Howard Seidler as a technique for teaching the science of color. Based on mathematics and geometry, Matricism served as a bridge language for the fusion of the art of executing a painting with technology and robotics in oils on canvas.


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Reference, Artist's Magazine, April 2003 Bionic Art by Jennifer Ball and Barbara Rushing.

Reference, Matricism and the Randall Technologies by Gene Amend, Brookhaven College.

Reference, Matricism translated into Persian by Reza Rafii Rad, University of Tehran, Iran 2008

Reference, Matricism and the Pneumatic Paint Brush, by Dr. John Randall, 2004