Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Another Artistic Type: Peter Crnokrak

Following on from my previous post which touched on Generative Arts, there's a nice article in the latest Grafik magazine on Peter Crnokrak - aka The Luxury of Protest. Peter retrained as a graphic designer after previously working as a quantitive geneticist.

The point about Generative Arts (I think - and correct me if I'm wrong here Ben) is that it is removed from the human touch (to a point), being constructed more by computer generated algorithmic systems or random codes. The piece of Peter's work above is called Real Magick in Theory and Practise and is a graphic visualisation of the 4_21 polytope, which is said to explain the workings of the universe.

The piece below is called Everyone Ever in World which is less about the random beauty of nature and more about the spiralling of life and death caused by conflict over time on planet earth. This piece has been produced several times as different format limited edition prints including one produced by laser cutting. Both beautiful pieces which I greatly admire and yet at the opposite end of the artistic spectrum to the work I produce. Brings a new dimension to Information Graphics I suppose.

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