The exhibition takes an in depth take a look at the connection between artists and expertise, 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 elements of the world. The exhibition is dropped at life via the lens of 26 completely different collaborating artists, 5 of whom we’ve highlighted beneath.
Hikikomori, which when actually translated into English means to drag 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 properties or interacted socially for a interval of six months or extra.
Whereas hikikomori particularly is a Japanese phenomenon, parallels will be drawn to different nations and societies all over the world which are going through the identical pressures because of overwhelming data and the strain to at all times carry out at their finest.
In E-motions, collaborating 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 techniques can present.
Turkey-based digital artist Speakingtomato who’s developing on the sixteenth 12 months of her inventive journey, specializes within the creation of surrealist photographs that take digicam portraits and make them dreamlike. These photographs act as narrations of her life’s story in addition to her personal goals.
The artist usually makes use of AI as a place to begin in her works, additional refining outputs manually via instruments like Photoshop, the place she goals to deliver collectively components of modernism, surrealism, and symbolism. Past being celebrated for her works on a world scale, Speakingtomato can 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 internet unfold before us, offering a wealth of knowledge 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 stream of data can usually problem our skill 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 strategies and trendy expertise, significantly synthetic intelligence, to create stunning and surreal artworks that commemorate black tradition and private tales. She goals to deliver illustration to the artwork world via playfulness, nostalgia, surrealism, and the profound depths of black tradition. What’s extra, Jones has been identified 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 where the skies intertwine with memories, high above the realm of reality,” the place an explorer will be seen peering out of what seems to be an enormous window. Jones describes the work as a dive into the center of nostalgia, with each pixelated reminiscence and digital journey whispering tales of an period handed — however one which urges us to “dream once more.”
Past the Horizon continues to be accessible 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 contains 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 energetic within the NFT area since 2022.
In his work Sketches within the forest, Bliznets makes use of AI to create photographs or moments that complement the visible vary with digital portray and collage strategies. 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 embody introspection and commentary on the artist’s half but in addition 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 via graphic, illustrative imagery, drawing inspiration from graphic novelists like Druillet, Moebius, and Spiegelman. His artwork usually consists of 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 tough traces of the concrete are supposed to seem softened because the solar dances throughout them, revealing a “hidden elegance” — permitting the monolithic buildings 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 right here.