The German artist Gerhard Mantz, one of the pioneers of software and net art, had an academic education as a painter. He has been producing new media works since 1994. He started with paintings and abstract color objects but his todays practice is entirely digital. The artist works conceptionally with code and a combination of code and intuition. His field spans from large prints on canvas to video installations. He combines the asthetic of traditional media in with contemporary possibilities of algorithms and digital imaging. Resent shows 2015 Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen. “Phänomen Landschaft” Städtische Galerie Fähre. Bad Saulgau. Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell 2014 “The Sea” Kunsthalle Brandts, Odense, DK.”Mythos Wald” Haus Beda, Bitburg. ”Penetrating Surfaces” Film Museum Wien. ”Abstraktion und Metapher”, Forum Konkrete Kunst Erfurt. “Beyond the Wall”, Kunstverein Bochum. Rosier Gallery, Berkeley CA. 2013 Goethe Institut, Montréal. Galerie Brigitte March, Stuttgart. Kommunale Galerie, Berlin. “Popsicle”, Bethanien, Berlin. “Trans Media”, Palais du Tokio, Paris. “In Prinzipio”, Kunsthalle Rostock. 2012 Kunstverein Bamberg. Kunstverein Ulm.“ART CLASH @ Sony Center, Berlin. “Currents 2012″ Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. "", Ventana244, New York. 2011 "Abstract Confusion", b-05, Montabaur, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Kunstverein Ulm. "Biomorph", Arp Museum Rolandseck. "Color in the Minds Eye", Central Booking, New York. Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt.