July 20, 2022

Inprecision was exhibited as a solo show in London as part of Bright Moments London Collection. The show was set up to counter the fast paced world of crypto-art minting and trading by forcing contemplation on the collectors. During the show 100 pieces were minted one at a time and the resulting artwork was gradually revealed through a large format printer as an accompanying A1 print was automatically started. The long gradual reveal forced the participants to constantly reframe their expectations on the piece, as well as latch on to various compositional traits as they appeared, half-formed.

Additional ressources

  • Inprecision Show — Full-screen rendering for digital frames. Use the following URL queries to control it:

    • interval: Set the number of seconds until a new piece is generated
    • hash: Use a specific hash rather than creating a random piece
    • background: Set a background color

    an example query string qould be ?interval=10&background=darkgrey to generate a new random piece every 10 seconds, flip it on it’s side because the frame was mounted in portrait, and color the unused areas with dark-grey

Thoughts and intent

Inprecision is exploring the tension between the precision offered by computers and the imperfections inherent in classic art production approaches. The generative system is based on circles and triangles, perfectly aligned with each other and placed on a grid, but rendered with a technique inspired by the look of water color giving a high degree of imperfection in the rendered output. The precision of the underlying system is then again accentuated by a layer of hyper precise line drawings, outlining the used geometries and providing a scaffold for the underlying colors.

Inprecision further builds upon my quest to explore emergent compositions in generative systems. The system started with completely random placements of the different geometries, and gradually evolved by putting in the most minimal constraints to ensure an engaging final composition. In that way, Inprecision is an exercise in light-touch control with the aim to explore surprising compositions arising from randomness. This series takes inspiration from both the color and line work of Wassily Kandinsky and the theories in the Suprematism movement. It asks the viewer to meditate on the texture of the paint and paper through its embrace of simple geometry and compositions devoid of literal interpretation.

During the exhibition I was invited to an interview and Q&A with Seth Goldstein from Bright Moments. This session was recorded and can be seen below. Here I talk in much more depth about my thoughts on the project. Further, I also did a written interview with them for their quarterly magazine where I talk about both Inprecision and my art in general.

Blockchain information

Chain Ethereum
Contract Address 0x0A1BBD57033F57E7B6743621b79fCB9Eb2CE3676
Platform Bright Moments
Token Standard ERC-721
Token ID 9000000-9000099