The exhibition takes an in depth take a look at the connection between artists and know-how, particularly, those that collaborate with synthetic intelligence and the communion that instills.
One other underlying theme of the exhibition is the phenomenon of hikikomori, a cultural motion that continues to unfold all through Japan and different components of the world. The exhibition is dropped at life by the lens of 26 completely different taking part artists, 5 of whom we’ve highlighted under.
Hikikomori, which when actually translated into English means to tug inward or to be confined, is seen as a well being disaster by officers in Japan, who outline these affected by it as people who haven’t left their houses or interacted socially for a interval of six months or extra.
Whereas hikikomori particularly is a Japanese phenomenon, parallels could be drawn to different international locations and societies around the globe which might be going through the identical pressures on account of overwhelming data and the strain to at all times carry out at their finest.
In E-motions, taking part artists channel these emotions and produce them to life utilizing a variety of various AI applications, discovering a silver lining within the broader expertise of hikikomori and highlighting the complementary or communion-like relationship AI methods can present.
Turkey-based digital artist Speakingtomato who’s arising on the sixteenth yr of her creative journey, specializes within the creation of surrealist pictures that take digital camera portraits and make them dreamlike. These pictures act as narrations of her life’s story in addition to her personal desires.
The artist usually makes use of AI as a place to begin in her works, additional refining outputs manually by instruments like Photoshop, the place she goals to carry collectively components of modernism, surrealism, and symbolism. Past being celebrated for her works on a world scale, Speakingtomato can also be a member of MAIF and a passionate collector, having acquired over 200 blockchain-based works.
In her work Overobserving, the artist says “Boundless vistas of the web unfold earlier than us, providing a wealth of information and experiences at our fingertips.” She additional expresses that amidst the abundance, we stroll a nice line between enlightenment and saturation and that the fixed circulation of knowledge can usually problem our potential to soak up and mirror.
Overobserving was just lately collected by Tinoch Chan.
Chelsea Jones: Past the Horizon
Chelsea Jones is a self-taught artist with six years of expertise in visible design and conventional oil portray. She explores the intersection of conventional portray methods and fashionable know-how, notably synthetic intelligence, to create stunning and surreal artworks that remember black tradition and private tales. She goals to carry illustration to the artwork world by playfulness, nostalgia, surrealism, and the profound depths of black tradition. What’s extra, Jones has been recognized to supply her AI-assisted works as bodily editions, additional increasing the attain of her work.
In her work Past the Horizon, Jones explores “a realm the place the skies intertwine with recollections, excessive above the realm of actuality,” the place an explorer could be seen peering out of what seems to be an enormous window. Jones describes the work as a dive into the guts of nostalgia, with each pixelated reminiscence and digital journey whispering tales of an period handed — however one which urges us to “dream as soon as extra.”
Past the Horizon remains to be out there to gather on the time of writing.
Ilya Bliznets: Sketches within the forest
lya Bliznet is a Russian artist who creates figurative work and digital artwork utilizing conventional supplies, graphic editors, and AI. His work incorporates a painterly aesthetic and introspective AI-generated items. He was a part of the “Cosi o cosa” artwork group in 2017-2018 and has been lively within the NFT area since 2022.
In his work Sketches within the forest, Bliznets makes use of AI to create pictures or moments that complement the visible vary with digital portray and collage methods. The work goals to convey a magical or surreal impact that displays the state of a child-like fantasy or dream state. Different themes discovered within the work embrace introspection and statement on the artist’s half but additionally prolonged as an invite for the viewer to do the identical.
The work was just lately collected by Tyler Hobbs.
Skandals, a Ukrainian-born, Poland-based new media artist began as a self-taught conventional artist earlier than exploring AI-generated artwork in 2022. His work options themes of chaos, dysfunction, and the duality of man by graphic, illustrative imagery, drawing inspiration from graphic novelists like Druillet, Moebius, and Spiegelman. His artwork usually contains intricate fictional architectural and pure settings, designed to encourage deep engagement from viewers.
In his work Concrete, Skandals expresses the interaction of sunshine and shadow, sharing that the cruel traces of the concrete are supposed to seem softened because the solar dances throughout them, revealing a “hidden magnificence” — permitting the monolithic constructions to turn into dwelling sculptures.
The work was just lately collected by DrLeeNFT.
Tomeo: darkish room
The work was just lately collected by TheNightFox.
Discover all the different works in Claire Silver’s curated exhibition E-motions introduced by Unit London here.