(Author of the robot: Doepner)


Slovenia, 2014

Painting, oil on canvas, by the autonomous robot platform paintBot

1. The process, art, or occupation of coating surfaces with paint for a utilitarian or artistic effect.
2. A picture or design in paint.

painting (ˈpeɪntɪŋ)
1. (Art Terms) the art or process of applying paints to a surface such as canvas, to make a picture or other artistic composition
2. (Art Terms) a composition or picture made in this way
3. the act of applying paint to a surface with a brush

paint(ing) (ˈpeɪn tɪŋ)
1. a picture or design executed in paints.
2. the act, art, or work of a person who paints.

painting - creating a picture with paints; "he studied painting and sculpture for many years"
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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Stefan Doepner

Born 1966 in Bremen, studied Painting, Experimental Film and Intermedia Arts at the University of Arts Bremen.
Stefan Doepner primarily works in the filed technologically based art, robotics and sound. His work focuses on the artistic exploration of today's use, reception and rules of technology.
He confounded several art groups and initiatives since the early 90s - Verein23, SOPHIE studio gallery, the Media AccessBureau in Bremen; f18institute for art, information and technology in Hamburg, KUD Obrat and Cirkulacija2 in Ljubljana. In 1992 he participated at the Documenta9 project Van Gogh TV; since 1998 Doepner collaborates with Stelarc; in 2004 he developed with f18institut the project "Playground Robotics", to be presented in Basel, Bern Solothurn and Ljubljana; 2006 he participated at Steirischer Herbst, Graz and at Smart 2006, Bremen; 2008 at Synthetic Times: Media Art China 2008, Beijing and at Ars Electronica, Linz; 2009 he co-realized "Prototype" 11 within Cirkulacija2 at MedienKunstLabor, Kunsthaus Graz. From 2010-2012 Doepner worked together with M. Dusseiller and B. Leskovsek on the NanoŠmano project, open research & work processes on nano scale material, life-forms and tools, in co-production with Kapelica Gallery. From 2010 to 2013 he realized with Cirkulacija2 the "total art platform" project.