SILICA, 2022

50 unique artworks

SILICA is a series of 50 animated digital paintings made with a custom real-time painting software that builds on the tradition of color field painting. Each piece is uniquely generated through a stochastic generative process involving simulated paintbrushes, limited colour palettes, video feedback, and graphics quantization algorithms. The brush strokes repeat themselves continuously producing layered colour mixtures which bleed together and are then quantized and separated into limited colors. Like halftone images, the resulting texture is a kind of primer on digital colour theory, where dithered pixels produce the illusion of a mixed colour. The animations loop seamlessly and are made of 90 unique individual still frames. Each animation is formatted as a 720x960 GIF.S

SILICA is part of the group exhibition Imperfections. Through a series of long form projects by generative artists, this exhibition explores the role imperfections play in great artworks, and how the pursuit of artistic perfection appears to be a paradoxical endeavour.

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Original price: $300
Last sold for: $253
Released: Feb 20, 2023

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