You are looking for great generative art? I created artworks with complex algorithms, build to be beautiful. Unique coded artworks, with great details. The quality should be exceptional. Over the past decade, I produced a wide variety of generative arts and ranked in the top 20 artists on hicetnunc and fxhash.
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What is generative art?
Generative art is a very young facet of the technology and art region. It essentially involves creating visuals using equations and algorithms instead of brush or pencil strokes. The artist lays out the rules of the game; the ‘if’s and ‘then’s, and lets pixels follow them to create stunning pieces of art.
I’ve create small programs that creates (moving) lines and other shapes on the screen. Those are captured and drawn upon a virtual canvas.
How to create generative art?
I learned a lot about code by coding pieces of art.
It starts with small experiments, like semi-random lines drawn on screen. Most of the time I use the graphics API to draw lines. When adding colors, often I pick colors from a photo to have nice natural colors. In some experiments automatic moving curves are used while generating, but sometimes the mouse or other controls are used to define the motion. Gradients can be applied. Sometimes lots of lines express some kind of motion in itself. But there are cases where perlin noise as motion input gain good results too. On a virtual canvas (bitmap) millions of lines can be drawn, which is awesome. Many times I try to blow out the maximum resolution, so I can deliver artworks suitable for prints on big-ass canvasses.
Creativity and Technology
When you are tinkering with code, randomness and colors, it is hard to make a balance between chaos and control in the composition. It’s hard to recreate a same artwork, since random involved. If this needs to be applied, then seeded random is a good tool. But creatively speaking I’m still exploring ways to have more grip on it.
As you can see there are several aspects that could have attention in creating generative arts. It can be by creating types of movement, different shapes or algorithms on colors. To apply more fun and variety, it could be a reactive on other input or data. With different assets, different ways of coding it can tell some kind of story. It’s possible to use music as a source, unwrap mathematical formulas or other creative solutions can be applied in this very unknown process.
There are several small snippets and info on my blog about the process. You wont find much code; the journey is the reward. That said, most code is 100% a mess, hacked like nobody is watching 🙂
Prices & Prints
Recently a lot of my art is available as NFT on Tezos blockchain. This allows to digitally collect artworks. Find links to them at www.stroep.nl
Some of my artworks are available for print, check out my generative art webshop on curioos. Yes, you probably want one. The artworks are created with high-resolution (between 80-100 megapixel) with lots of details.