NFT collection: ArtGen ManhattanTraffic
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Many years ago I was on a long stay in New York. During a visit to the top of the Empire State Building, I was struck by how geometrically parts of Manhattan were built. Straight avenues and crossing streets, rectangular rooftops and also a lot of rectangular cars. If you squinted, the view formed a geometric pattern and this view became the beginning of a series of images that I called New York Traffic.
My digital interest did result in the designing of a computer program called ArtGen that can randomly generate unique images in a constructivist spirit given certain prerequisites. I can decide how ArtGen should behave. I give the prerequisites by changing input data or the program code. The images are created in layers. I can affect factors such as form and color, number of layers and transparency. Added to this is a random generator that can be utilized for different purposes. The images produced cannot be fully foreseen and the probability that they are reproduced is zero.
In this collection ArtGen randomly generates images that reflects my view of what Manhattan looks like from above. A maximum of 100 of the unique created images are published on OpenSea , a world leading marketplace for NFTs, with start in december 2021.
Specifications (all NFTs):
Edition: 1/1 (unique).
Size: 5415x5415 pixels.
Format: jpg. Printable size at 300 dpi: 45x45 cm 17,7x17,7 in