Verse is pleased to present Odysseys, exhibition of new works by a selection of leading digital artists. By examining works by some of the artists continually redefining gen art’s boundaries and possibilities, this presentation explores how journeys have become a theme that is both key and ever-present in the gen art movement, and how the community of artists and collectors drive the space forwards together.

Generative art is algorithm-created. Upon 'minting' a work the collector receives an original artwork, constrained by certain parameters in a style as defined by the artist, but still ultimately computer-created. The co-creation process - where artist, computer, and finally collector play key roles in an artwork’s creation - is just one of endless journeys that the gen art space’s participants find themselves drawn into.

Less immediate, though perhaps more fundamental to what the space is about, are the journeys collectors and artists find themselves on as the space develops. With generative art evolving as the supporting platforms and technologies develop, artist and collector find themselves swept along with an ever-changing space whose culture, infrastructure, markets, and technical limitations shift and progress continually. It’s a wild ride, and not for the faint-hearted. Buckle in.

For Odysseys, we will be speaking with the exhibiting artists about their their experiences in the generative art space to date. We’ll be discussing the importance of Discord rooms and artist/collector dialogue, and how artists keep up with the tools they use to create their works. We’ll also be diving deep into their practice and what’s behind it. Stay tuned for more by joining our Discord, or following us on Twitter.

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Odysseys will take place IRL and online.

  • IRL exhibition Jan 31 - Feb 5
  • Private view Tues Jan 31, 6-8pm RSVP
  • 4 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 2JE

More details regarding artists and artwork sales schedule will be announced in advance of the exhibition. Watch out here, on our Twitter, and in our Discord for more information.

Artist

Marcel Schwittlick

Marcel Schwittlick is an artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. His work examines the cybernetic aspects of generative systems. Marcel Schwittlick works with multiple media, including digital material, interactive installations, generative poetry, and conceptual video. He studied Computer Science and Computational Art at the University of Arts, Berlin.
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Melissa Wiederrecht

Is a Generative Artist from America, living and working in Saudi Arabia. She chose generative art as her career after earning a MS in Computer Science in 2014.  Having been fascinated by code-generated art for more than 20 years, Melissa continuously pushes the boundaries of generative art as a medium, both technically and aesthetically. Melissa is an Artblocks Curated artist, and released...
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Pablo Alpe

Born in Valencia, Pablo always had an early interest in both art and technology. As he grew older he put his artistic interests aside and chose to study Electronic Engineering, working as an engineer in the sector for several years. In 2014, Pablo decided to quit his career and focus on marrying his two passions, art and technology. He started working with Javier Mujica, a friend and fellow...
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Ben Kovach

Ben Kovach is a visual artist who designs algorithms that create art. His goal is to create artworks that feel natural using code. He has released two large generative art collections, Edifice and 100 PRINT, through Art Blocks. He currently lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.
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Travess Smalley

Travess Smalley is an artist and educator. His practice explores generative art and design, creative software, digital painting, and printmaking. His artwork is represented by Foxy Production in New York, and he received an MFA in Digital + Media at Rhode Island School of Design. He has a BFA from Cooper Union.
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Pierre Casadebaig

Pierre is a biologist and computer artist living in France. For a decade, Pierre used code and data visualisation to analyse how crops interact with their environment. His practise evolved in 2020 when he begun to use these same techniques to explore his artistic ideas. His work focuses on black and white line art, produced by altering real or generated datasets with data science techniques, and...
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Emily Edelman

Drawing on a background in typography and the design of physical spaces, Emily’s generative work invents new grid systems and uses simple shapes to uncover what is possible within strict formal constraints. Conversations ensue across scales and between colors, creating optical effects and emergent forms. Emily’s work explores communication, scale shift, color theory, and the “visible pixel” - a...
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Kelly Milligan

With roots in creative development in the browser, I translate practical code patterns into algorithmic and generative art: for-print, in-motion, and fully interactive. I aim for organic texture and bold colour. I love results with unexpected form and tech-driven complexity; they push the work beyond what's possible with traditional methods. I brew a mean beer and cook a fine meal. I love...
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Mark Webster

Mark Webster was born in Canada, raised in England and currently lives in France. After graduating in London with a modern languages degree in 1997, he moved to Paris and began to orientate his work towards the arts. This has involved an eclectic mix of activities in diverse areas such as animation, sound design, graphic design, teaching and even a stint as a journalist working in the field of...
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Entangled Others

Entangled Others is the shared studio practice of artists Feileacan McCormick and Sofia Crespo. Their work focuses on ecology, nature, and generative arts, with an emphasis on giving the more-than-human new forms a presence and life in digital space. This involves exploring questions of relationship, biodiversity, and awareness through biology-inspired technologies. In turn, they highlight how...
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Marcelo Soria-Rodríguez

Marcelo Soria-Rodríguez is an artist and strategist, researching the relationships that span any combination of humans and machines, the spaces for reflection therein and the role of emotions. Failed part-time musician. Interested in architecture, neuroscience and education among other things. He has a past in financial corporations, startups and whatnot. In this work he approaches the subject...
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