Digital Consciousness Artist Database
Database Entry
To reach the Artist Page for the artist shown below, click on the artist's name or thumbnail image.
Samuel MonnierBiography: Samuel Monnier is a physicist and algorithmic artist based in Piscataway, NJ. "My compositions are instances of algorithmic art, namely art produced by algorithms. An algorithm is a set of unambiguous rules applied to some data to produce a result. The algorithmic artist does not create a work directly, but rather devises an algorithm which will yield a work. My algorithms are executed on a computer, which performs computations and logical operations to produce a digital image. The resulting compositions are purely abstract. Accordingly, they do not carry any title; a mere number is assigned to each of them for convenience. Yet, they display ubiquous fractal structures which have numerous analogs in Nature. The bark of a trunk, a rocky cliff, the surface of a planet display everywhere details on a large scale range, what makes their visual richness and beauty. I am striving to reproduce this characteristic in the purely abstract context of my works. To this end, most of my compositions are constructed on the idea of "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, where shapes and colors are combined according to simple rules to produce a highly complex picture in which the observer's eye can wander and get lost. Algorithms are still largely unknown as a medium of creating visual art. Hopefully these works will awaken the interest some art lovers and artists for this innovative technique." Samuel Monnier Country: USA Birthyear: 1980 Media: computer or digital art Style: abstract Subjects: geometric shapes, Fractals
Forums  |  Database  |  Artist List  |  Awards  |  Registration  |  Email  |  FAQ  |  Galleries  |  Directory  |  News  |  Home