Linea marks the beginning of an new series of physical generative artworks. As an ongoing exploration of the subject the series size and timeline are deliberately undefined. I intend for Linea to be a major body of work that represents a particular era in my career. It is possible the series will develop over many years.
Linea came from me wanting to go back to the beginning and start anew. From this point zero, I found myself back at physical work, experimenting with ink bleeds and impasto paint. It was expression through the media itself. If I could use algorithms in the same way - could I paint with code?
To do this the algorithm needs to be treated like a material, by using only lines I am trying to investigate the self expression of the digital media - only algorithms, no rasterised graphics or pixels. An approach to explore not just the images in my mind but also the creativity of a dynamic material.
For this reason, each linea corresponds to a physical plotted artwork the owner may redeem.
Refusing any rasterisation or pixilation process it is comprised entirely of lines (svg) which are then used by an XY plotter to create a tangible artwork. The digital files can be seen as simply the instructions for the plotter to fabricate it. With the true artwork being the drawing itself. It represents algorithmic expression removed from hardware and placed in a physical space.
Inspired by mosaic pattern work and post expressionism, Möbius inverts a trend of generative art, imperfect detailing. Instead using perfect detailing to make an imperfect whole. By playing with this idea it asks us to reevaluate these norms. Does our fascination with imperfection run deeper, beyond simple analog emulation?
By evoking tidal oceans, landmasses and typhoons composed of granular geometry, Möbius sets out to draw parallels with nature. Exposing our attraction to imperfection as something universal and atomic. At every scale of examination, both physical and emotional, behind every perceived perfection, an imperfection.
Möbius was released as part of the exhibition Imperfections on Verse.
‘Noisy Creatures’ is an exploration of play. Meandering lines grow from each other with childlike logic. Each limb is affected by the last in an impulsive act that in itself is the purpose - to follow the fun. Settling on an elusive abstract form, echoing a microscopic organism, ‘Noisy Creatures’ binds spontaneous thought with organic growth. It wields functions like crayons, it scribbles with the computer, revealing something messy, personal, and wholly human.
A pinwheel. Created as part of the anniversary mint event #fxhashturnsone.
Leviathan is a generative collection of large bodies made form particles, materialised from the viewers own subconscious. Atoms form gargantuan objects - subatomic monoliths and microscopic giants. Playing with the sense of scale it draws on the viewer’s subjective way of associating forms, a pattern that becomes a mirror, a skeleton for them to project. Part artist, part viewer. Leviathan asks us to question these relationships of creation, ownership and meaning. It is a chemical reaction that the artist starts and you finish. A colossal dream we are all sharing together - a leviathan.
Perfect life forms descending from the heavens. Rebirth, a chance to be born again.