AI + ART ᵃˢ ˢᵉᵉⁿ ᵇʸ ALAgrApHY
AI-Generated Art (2013–2019)
ALAgrApHY is a Paris-based Artist (painter, photographer and filmmaker) and Scientist (PhD in Complex Systems and expertise in AI and Data Science) who has been teaching machines to create art since 2013 and has exhibited his AI-generated artwork on Feb 2018, way before the internet witnessed the AI ART buzz lead by Christie’s by the end of 2018. His exhibition marked one of the first sales at the Grand Palais in Paris where he will be exhibiting again in Feb 2019. His series of thousands of unique faces of all diversity, ages and genders, generated by Artificial Intelligence, or AI ART, more precisely using Generative Adversarial Networks are trained on a database of faces that he has captured with his camera for the 1001faces.org project. The unique generated faces are then assembled automatically through various algorithms to generate gigantic mosaics. He has had several exhibitions in 2018. The most noteworthy is at the Salon d’Automne at the Champs Elysees in Paris Oct 25–28 at which my artwork “D’ame(s) Souriante(s)” won the “digital art” award. The Salon d’Automne has exhibited Picasso and Rodin and has been the birthplace of art movements such as cubism and fauvism. Another Exhibition was at the Grand Palais at which “Muse(s) Endormie(s)” was sold on Feb 13th. The following exhibition will take place at the Grand Palais on February 2019.
ALAgrApHY is an “artivist” who believes that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A motto that is very present in his work is expressed by the African UBUNTU, meaning “I am therefore we are”. From his early works, a mosaic of all the profile pictures of his friends on facebook are fused gregariously to form this huge mosaic of a picture from a holi festival.
This mosaic of this contemporary woman entitled “Femme 2.0” is composed of all images that could describe the modern woman of today. Images of women, men, wild animals, children and so on and so forth. The artist owns all images’ rights. This has been exhibited at “Nuit de la Photo” at Invalide in 2013.
His new series of AI-generated faces of all diversity will be exhibited exclusively at the Grand Palais in February and several international exhibitions are lined up for 2019 to be announced very soon.