Professor George Wolberg is an internationally acclaimed engineer and inventor who has spent his entire career bridging the gap between technology and art. Born in Buenos Aires, George moved to New York, where he pursued his undergraduate education in electrical engineering at the world-renowned Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
George went on to earn a PhD in Computer Science at Columbia University for his ground-breaking work in digital image warping.
George’s creation of ‘Pin Art’ (or Pintillism) is the culmination of his vast experience in design, engineering and fabrication aligned with his interest in art. George has long been fascinated by the Pointillist painting and color theory techniques developed by artists such as Georges Seurat and other impressionist painters in the 19th Century in which a painting was created using countless tiny dots of pure color. When viewed at a distance, the human eye fuses the individual dots together into areas of solid color.
George’s unique 21st century perspective ‘Pintillism’ combines image design, technology, engineering and fabrication to produce 3D sculptural and tactile images built up from thousands of tiny pins on canvas.