Between a woodcut and a poster, between graphic design and painting, between Pop Art and Formalism, between Art and Science, between analog and digital, between html and g-code, these are the works on wood by Mike Low.

Using a custom designed self built CNC (computer numerical control) machine, Low composes and arranges works to be milled into panels. Utilizing a special technique for translating a digital image into machine code, photographs are carved into a wooden plate just as in an intaglio drypoint process. The image is similar to the Ben-Day dots famously associated with Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and the raster dot technique of Sigmar Polke. These wooden intaglio plates are hand painted using a spray paint acrylic and silkscreening ink.

Low's imagery is heavily influenced by the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, as these images were prevalent during his youth in the 1980s along with the advent of the desktop computer and MTV.

Mike Low, born 1978, is a graduate of the class of 2000 of Parsons School of Design. He has lived in various neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and currently lives and works in Hoboken, New Jersey.