Art Blocks

Featuring Emily Xie, Matt DesLauriers and Tyler Hobbs
Right: Art Blocks | © Julien Gremaud

Right: Art Blocks | © Julien Gremaud

Art Blocks | © Julien Gremaud

Art Blocks | © Julien Gremaud

This wall shows from three generative art projects with ten works each by three different artists that have been brought to life on the platform Art Blocks.

Left: Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs. Hobbs is a visual artist from Austin, Texas. His work focuses on computational aesthetics, how they are shaped by the biases of the modern computer, and how they relate to the natural world around us. Tyler’s art is collected and exhibited internationally and he is best known for Fidenza, a series of 999 algorithmically generated works. Fidenza is by far my most versatile algorithm to date. Although the program stays focused on structured curves and blocks, the varieties of scale, organization, texture, and color usage it can employ create a wide array of generative possibilities.

Twitter Handle: @tylerxhobbs
Website: tylerxhobbs.com

Center: Meridian by Matt DesLauriers. DesLauries is a Canadian-born artist now living in the UK. His work focuses on a playful exploration of code as a creative medium, often driven by emergent, generative, and algorithmic processes. The works from algorithmic edition Meridian display stratified landforms constructed from many small strokes of colour. The hash of each token describes a coordinate within a multidimensional generative space, locating a unique composition that lies along one of many possible longitudes.

Twitter: @mattdesl
Website: https://mattdesl.com

Right: Memories of Qilin by Emily Xie. Xie is a generative artist & engineer living in NYC. She works with algorithms to create lifelike textures, patterns, materials and forms. Her generative systems often navigate many delicate balances at once: the interplays between chance versus control, the organic versus the systematic, and the abstract versus the representational. Memories of Qilin is inspired by traditional East Asian art. It channels the sense of movement and fluidity found in classical Chinese brushwork, while drawing from the colors, patterns, and forms of ukiyo-e woodblock prints. The series explores elements of folklore, evoking the mythological imagery of dragons, phoenixes, flowers, and mountains. The title references a fabled chimerical beast found throughout East Asian mythology (while the qilin is its Chinese name, it is also known in Korea as the girin and Japan as the kirin) that represents prosperity and luck. Viewers are invited to interpret elusive forms that verge on representation. As with the stories passed on through generations, each piece is imagined, organic, and ever-in-flux.

Twitter: @emilyxxie
Website: xie-emily.com

Art Blocks is dedicated to bringing compelling works of contemporary generative art to life. We unite artists, collectors, and blockchain technology in service of groundbreaking artwork and remarkable experiences. 

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Tyler Hobbs, Fidenza, 2021, Digital Images, Algorithmic Edition of 999, #1, #358, #600, #667, #711, #803, #828, #910, #979, #997
Matt DesLaurier, Meridian, 2021, Digital Images, Algorithmic Edition of 1000, #36, #113, #144, #150, #227, #360, #365, #473, #780, #923
Emily Xie, Memories of Qilin, 2022, Digital Images, Algorithmic Edition of 1024, #10, #335, #502, #506, #572, #606, #754, #863, #938, #988