Computer Generated Portraiture

This kinetic animated artwork entitled Code/Decode is an example of how technology is changing how we create, engage, and perceive art, specifically portraiture. In this artwork, the meaning of Code/Decode is that we ‘code’ a systematic collection of program instructions to Decode something about ourselves. It is to create a software to deconstruct photographic portraits and allow for the computer to reconstruct the portraits. The artwork  uses color detection as a parameter to spawn particles which in turn push away other previously placed particles.

The relationship between the visual ambiguity experienced by the onlooker with the flux in identity of the portrayed individuals creates the works intrigue. It just looks like a color vision test or a group of a harmonious color palettes. Onlookers might tilt their head to figure out what they are looking at and walk away from the work without knowing what the images really are — until the afterimage or peripheral vision takes hold. You stare at the images only to realize they are staring you back.

Filed under  Experimental, Creative Coding, Prints

The Line Drawing Project

Participatory Computer Generated Portraits Project

Line Portrait Project is a series of computer-code generated portraits that detect the brightness and darkness of images and traces the outlines. A total of 367 people participated in the project and about 1000 portraits were generated over a period of 6 months. The participants were able to watch their portrait being generated in one single line and as a gesture of ‘thank you for your participation’, the program allowed them to download it once the line portrait version of their portrait was completed.

The most interesting part of the project to me was what came after the participants downloaded their portraits. Some of the participants sent me some follow-up images of what they have done with their line portraits.  They re-contextualized the portraits into various media such as posters, bookmarks, business cards, photographs, social media profiles, etc. The project has become a tool of user-driven design and art for the public to generate and distribute.

New Texture New Media 2019 by CICA Press, Seoul, South Korea 

Filed under  Interactive, Experimental, Co-Design, Creative Coding, Prints

I Have a Dream i, ii, iii 

Poster Series About People And Nature

This series of posters were designed to a surreal world by using mathematical algorithms and geometry through programming. There is a familiar, yet unfamiliar quality about the work and it invites the viewer to consider the world in which they live in.

Traveling Exhibitions

Juried Exhibition
VII International Triennial of Eco-Poster «The 4th Block» organized by Association of Graphic Designers 4th Block

Invited Traveling Exhibitions:
National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum, Minus 4 Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.
* The exhibitions were judged by the International Judges. 

Permanent collection
Dansk Plakamusueum (The Danish Poster Museum) 

Filed under  Experimental, Creative Coding, Prints

Untamed Alphabets

Computer-Generated Kinetic Alphabets 

This animated typography explores how letters morph in time. As it changes smoothly from one image to another by small gradual steps, it creates new forms and aesthetics. Both sets of alphabets are programmed to move slightly leaving trails and changing colors. After an extended period, the letterforms lose legibility and become pure images.

My Locations

My location data visualization posters is an encrypted, user-contributed database for the personal location data files recorded by iOS devices. By using, my locations were recorded at a regular interval. With the collected personal location data which is text-based formats, I visualized my personal location data as posters. The project was part of the New York Times Research & Development group initiatives for location-based research.

The New York Times Research & Development group aims to look beyond the next product cycle, identifying trends and technologies that will emerge in the next three to five years. They develop applications and prototypes that imagine the impacts and changes for innovative and thoughtful consideration of the future of media.

Filed under  Data Visualization, Prints

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