“Generative art refers to any art practice where the artist uses a system, such as a set of natural language rules, a computer program, a machine, or other procedural invention, which is then set into motion with some degree of autonomy to, or resulting in a complex work of art” – Philip Galanter.
Mpdclick has recently discovered the work of generative artist Keith Peters. Peters’ work, constructed through the use of computer algorithms, provides thought provoking images with complex codes behind them. Influenced by traditional generative artists such as Tristan Tzara and John Cage, Peters’ latest collection of ‘art from code’ features cube farms and urban city inspired images created with Action Script 3.0 code. When questioned about the source of his ideas, Peters’ revealed that he takes inspiration from the world around him, and a passion for the translation of formulae and information into art.
Focusing on the beauty in science, Peters’ art falls under Mpdclick’s autumn/winter 10/11 ‘Innovate’ trend. This trend is influenced by refracted images, the use of science and maths in design, and linear and geometric shapes, all of which can be seen in Peters’ art work. This style of art work also reflects new discoveries explored within the ‘Innovate’ trend, portraying a minimal, futuristic feel.
Generative art can also be used to assist consumers with the selection and comprehension of information, is the view of fellow generative artist Daniel Becker. Becker believes that art from code will become more and more relevant in the future, when consumers are faced with vast amounts of information and only have a short time in which to process it.
Overall, generative art provides a new approach to the creation of visually appealing images, as well as the provision of a channel for the distribution of information. Here at Mpdclick we look forward to seeing more from Peters and other generative artists in the future!
Image source: designfolio.co.nz