Desmond Paul Henry was a pioneering computer artist who created complex geometric images in the 1960s using a modified World War Two ‘bombsight’ computer.
While receiving a degree of recognition during his lifetime – his work was championed by the painter LS Lowry in 1961 and was featured at the seminal Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition at the ICA in 1968 – it has only been in recent years that his importance in the history of British computer art has been fully recognised. This is largely down to the work of his daughter, Elaine O’Hanrahan, in researching and cataloging her father’s work and publicising it to a wider audience.
For this exhibition Sean Clark has worked with Elaine O’Hanrahan to bring part of her collection of original DP Henry artworks to Leicester for the very first time. The exhibition continues at the Lighbox Gallery at the LCB Depot