Painting Process Explanation by David Tycho

Process Explanation

Tycho created the images in this series by digitally combining his paintings with his photographs, spawning highly original and unique works of art. The resulting images of this technique are often referred to as digital composites or hybrids.

The digital images are transferred onto sheets of aluminum through a process known as dye sublimation. This technique creates a colour richness unattainable through alternative printing techniques on traditional substrates such as paper or canvas. The satin finish is textureless, and silky smooth to the touch. In good lighting, the artworks have a luminescence comparable to a backlit image.

The surface is very durable, scratch resistant, and can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth. If the artwork is kept out of direct sunlight, it will retain its vibrant colours for over 100 years, far surpassing the vast majority of photographic printing techniques. 

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