The theme of my work is complexity. Most of the natural objects around us display an amazing visual complexity. The bark of a trunk, a rocky cliff, the surface of a planet all show lush details and omnipresent fractal structures, what makes their visual richness and beauty.
The limitations of traditional art media have always made it difficult for artist to capture this characteristic feature of our visual experience. In contrast, the power of algorithmic and generative techniques allow to produce highly elaborate abstract images. The main aim of my work is to explore this amazing richness of patterns and structures, in an attempt to capture the essence of visual complexity.
The technique I have been developing can be called "pattern piling". Copies of a simple pattern are created at various size scales and are merged together. This technique allows to produce images so complex that they could never have been imagined, let alone realized, by a bare human mind. Each of them forms a little abstract world, an algorithmic world, where shapes and colors are combined according to simple rules, yielding incredibly rich structures in which the observer's eye can wander and get lost.
Most of the works on display at Saatchi Online are older works, available as open edition prints. For recent works, please visit my website.…Read More