Art Blocks Brings Big Money to Artists Who Paint With Code

Art Blocks Brings Big Money to Artists Who Paint With Code

Works from Tyler Hobbs' Fidenza series.Tyler Hobbs sold the entirety of his latest collection of abstract art—comprising 999 works—before anyone had actually seen it. Not even he knew exactly what the images of geometric shapes and flowing curves were going to look like. Yet eager buyers snapped up piece after piece last month as soon as they appeared online. The entire sale took just 28 minutes. Hobbs, who lives in Austin, is what’s known as a generative artist. He writes computer code that sets out criteria for the generation of a host of unique pieces of digital art. Hobbs might, for instance, alter his code to reduce the presence of the color red. “Because red doesn’t work well with the big shapes,” he says. “So I’ll make it only use blue…View Original Post

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