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Anoka Faruqee — CMYK

The following is a progression of overlaid images that create a moiré pattern in four colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black, the components of the CMYK printing process used to print this journal.

The first page shows cyan straight lines, the second page adds a magenta C curve, then a yellow S curve and finally a black circle. These are the four basic shapes I use to make my moiré paintings, as described in my interview with Liena Vayzman.

The lines here are very fine, as I wanted to achieve a resolution that I haven’t seen in my paintings yet. Can I confuse the printer machine? I’m not sure how the images will look when printed and I hope the registration and overlay of translucent shapes and inks will surprise me.

I worked with the graphic designer Christopher Svensson, who expertly created the digital files and layouts.