Figura - Generative Series Summary
December 31, 2021
In December 2020, I started to work on a web-based app for generative art, called "Figura". Since then, it helped me to create around 100 artworks, drawn with AxiDraw A3 pen plotter.
This experience has not only been amazing. It taught me many useful technical skills, and let me go in the direction where I fully control every part of the creative process.
Being able to think like an engineer and do things like an artist has always been extremely attractive to me. And having physical results of my digital actions made it even more exciting.
To this day, I find buying AxiDraw the best purchase of the current pandemic. I can make my code "touchable", I can play with the logic, but I'm also able to test traditional mediums like pens, fineliners, brushes, and papers. Not only pixels, but also milimeters matter!
"Figura" is like a running start at the beginning of a journey. Or like a trampoline. The artistic level of each piece varies, the series is - in my opinion - a bit patchy. There are compositions that I like, there are drawings that I love, there are also works that I'd like to improve, as well as those that I'm not happy with. It's a journal of exploration, a document of visiting new territories, or, technically speaking, a changelog of features and bugfixes.
From curves to grids, back and forth. That would be the best summary of it. There are 99 artworks drawn right now and number 100 is on its turbulent way.
Below you will find a gallery of the Figures I've created so far. Not all of them, as I haven't had enough time to take a photo of each piece yet. But I will be updating the list in the next days! Apologies for my frame aligning skills, too.
I hope you'll enjoy these prints as much as I did while creating them. Have a great 2022!