M, C, Y, and K Iteration 3 Limited Edition Digital Prints by Matt Gehm
“M,C,Y, and K” is a dissection of the conventional four color printing process, a system where a color image is separated into 4 different color values through the use of filters and screens. In the past, the process was created photographic film on a graphic arts camera, but is now typically executed through software. The result of this is a color separation of 4 images that when transferred to printing plates and sequentially printed with colored inks cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (key), reproduces the original color image. “M,C,Y and K” is a physical representation of the traditional process. Acrylic sheets were given a single pass of color and mounted to cherry wood frames. The layers are not bound to one another; they may be rearranged, flipped, or rotated to create nuanced iterations from the kit of parts. The process and compositions were documented through photography and then printed.