Complexity

A series of generative moving image artworks exploring the generation of complex forms from simple forms.

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Most of these works are composed of two or more superimposed arrays of geometrical shapes or grids of lines rotating relative to each other and interacting in specific ways, such as by cancelling each other out or by reinforcing each other. The interacting forms are often identical, as in the example above. The patterns generated by the interactions are fascinating and hypnotic.

One of these videos was exhibited in the National Open Art Exhibition 2016 at Mercers Hall, City of London, and another was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2016.
The work was specifically created to form a link between contemporary art and the science behind the generation of the universe from an underlying state of nothingness.

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Some of the intricacy within the works is too fine to be resolved on a typical computer screen. The panel below shows a detail from a still image from one work to show the degree of complexity present in some of the images.


generative contemporary art and science - detail from Complexity

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