G22 – Leonel Cunha
Leonel Cunhas ‘Actionscript comps’ are a simple treat. The coloured atoms bound by bezier bonds (g22) remind me strongly of textile designs of the 60’s – a good excuse to peruse kmel’s Vintage Frabic Designs. Elsewhere we find energetic meshes of squiggles, layered in differing densities (g39) and conspiracies of microscopic lines and hatchings referencing meticulous drawing styles (g4).
Dr Woohoo’s produces abstract works utilising colour analytic algorithms which organise colours by frequency distribution and properties such as colour weight based on his InTheMod piece. Also worth a glimpse are his ‘Generative spiral paintings’ as well as the ‘The Spring 07 Color Study Collection’. The latter reference painters’ artworks from which the colours are interpreted from, in their titles.
Context free, mentioned here before, is a fun piece of software for generating self-similar graphics, L-systematics and Fractal patterns. Mcwrights set contains a few rare specimens, self-similar non-similars so to speak – Temples & Catastrophe being my favourites. Fractals, it goes without saying, can be extremely boring and sickly, especially when garishly coloured. Remove the colour to reveal the form and iterate the output to the point where the familiarity of self-similarity breaks down and we are back in business!
Flickr territory continues to expand exponentially as a testing ground for newly hatched sketches & experiments from all kinds of artists. The design of the Flickr leaves aside personal ‘site design’ traditionally housing artists works and sometimes occluding the work itself. It provides a ‘level playing field’ for the eye, as well as facilitating easy access to groups and sets of works within the all important community networks. Allthough many have mentioned its ‘Big Brother’ propensities, me included……