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COMPUTATIONAL PAINTINGS: Both + Neither

Riese Lounge, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, New York — 2nd through 18th May 2016
PowrPlnt Gallery, 562 Evergreen Ave, Brooklyn, New York — 7th through 14th July 2016

"Both + Neither" is a series of computational paintings by Pat Shiu exploring ritual and chance.

These images were created using a generative program inspired by stochastic painting techniques, where predefined rules govern the image-making process. This allows repetition and reflex to shape the outcome of the final work. Direct control by the artist is relinquished, allowing the system to assume the role of co-creator. The outcome is a collaborative exploration by artist and computer.

Over 400 paintings were created before shortlisting the final 6 presented in this series. Through ritualistic iteration by user and system, compositions that are both organic and hyper-procedural are gradually discovered and extracted from a sea of possibilities. 

This project was presented as "Code as a Medium for Visual Expression" at AIGA/NY as a part of AIGA's Annual Graduate Student Showcase.

BELOW: Presentation of BOTH + NEITHER at ITP's Thesis Showcase.

≡ About

Pat Shiu is an artist employing code as a medium for playful exploration. Shiu is a graduate of New York University's Interactive Telecommuications Program.

For upcoming shows and print releases:

instagram: @patshiu
twitter: @broken_jpgs
poke: hello@patshiu.com