Generative Art


Generative art is art wholly or partly created by a computer program. Generative AI art makes use of artificial intelligence (AI), more specifically machine learning (ML), to create or adapt images.

Generative visual art has, so far, a reputation for pixel art for profile pictures (PFPs), drawing using algorithms or creating images from textual descriptions.

Instead, my use of generative art is restricted to adapting my best photographs to become artworks. I create the AI, develop generation tools, tune the processing and select my images to achieve a particular feel or style.

Examples of my generative art

The AI understands what’s in the image rather than just seeing lines and hence renders with astonishing fidelity. Output is also high resolution so that it can be used for high quality printing, poster prints, electronic display or projection.

What I do isn’t easy nor commonplace. When I hit problems, I can’t Google what to do and instead have to work out what to do from first principles and via experimentation. As such, I am an early pioneer in generative AI art.

All my work is performed standalone on self-built water-cooled AI processing hardware rigs. I don’t use any public facing AI tools because I am trying to create something unique. I also don’t want to rely on something that suddenly changes how it behaves or becomes unavailable.