Chaosconstruct is a very talented generative artist. His approach is different to others, as he tries to recreate natural patterns or natural systems using code to create these generative artworks. He is also exploring how to translate traditional art styles like water coloring, charcoal painting etc., to create generative artworks. So by looking at his artwork, you find it challenging to comprehend creation through artificial mediums.
NFT Granny: “Dear Chaosconstruct – nowadays, there are so many children with names I have never heard of before. But I must admit, I like your name! What does it mean?”
Chaosconstruct: Thank you 🙂 “Chaosconstruct” is something that tries to explain my style of art. Chaos is the randomness that is a key feature of generative art that we feed in the program, and Construct is the program or the system itself that evolves or emerges out of this randomness or chaos.
Do you remember the first time you heard about NFT art?
Chaosconstruct: Fabin Rasheed, a very well known multi-media and crypto artist, introduced me to the concept of NFTs. He directed me towards Async, a unique platform where I minted my first generative artwork.
Do you collect NFT Art yourself and if so, which are your favourite pieces?
Chaosconstruct: Oh Yes, I do collect NFT art myself. Two of my favourite artists that I have collected their works are Brendan Dawes who also focuses on data/algorithmic and procedural art and Gabe Weis a multi-media traditional artist.
Is there an artist you would like to work with?
Chaosconstruct: There are a few, but the ones that top my list are Anders Hoff and Jared Tarbell. These two inspired me through their work to step on in the field of generative art. I would love to be involved in their project.
Where do you see the NFT art scene in the future?
Chaosconstruct: I think NFTs are still in their nascent stage; there are vast applications to NFTs. While crypto art currently involves visual art, soon, we’ll see some significant works in music, literature, short films as an NFT. Anything that we define as art can be saved as NFTs.
Which tools do you use to create your art?
Chaosconstruct: Most of my work is created using computer programs on Processing or Python.
Can you tell us more about the story behind project “Synapses”?
Chaosconstruct: Most of my works are inspired and imitated by nature. The idea that inspired Synapses was my attempt to capture the texture of charcoal on a white canvas and the natural movement of particles in 2D space. I wanted to make Synapses as natural as possible, so by looking at them, you find it difficult to comprehend creation through artificial mediums
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans of upcoming projects?
Chaosconstruct: I have no “plans” as such, to be honest. But if an idea or inspiration strikes me, my Twitter will be filled up with prototypes and failed attempts.
How can our readers find out when and where you publish your upcoming projects?
Chaosconstruct: I am very active on Twitter and Instagram.
What do you feel when you are creating new art?
Chaosconstruct: Generative art is basic programming, so I find myself getting lost in coding. But the absolute bliss is felt when you run your buggy program, and something unique emerges which you have never expected. It’s something that feels so beautiful and at peace.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration?
Chaosconstruct: As mentioned before, Anders Hoff and Jared Tarbell got me started with their fantastic project. But what now keeps me going is my inspiration through nature. I try to recreate natural patterns or natural systems using code to create these generative artworks. I am also exploring how to translate traditional art styles like water colouring, charcoal painting, etc., and using their tone and texture to create generative artworks.
Have you been active in the offline art world?
Chaosconstruct: Actually no. I had hardly had any interest in art at that time, but now I am slowly getting new ideas and inspirations. I admire the work of Keisuke Teshima and Heather Hansen.
What does a normal day for you look like and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT art?
Chaosconstruct: I am pursuing my masters in computational social systems. So when I am not doing generative art, I am banging my head against the books, dragging myself to complete assignments. A typical day for me is zoom classes, evening walks, dinner with flatmates and a bit of music, mediation, exercise and daydreaming..
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Chaosconstruct: One of my earliest mentors told me to “Just keep on shooting arrows everywhere”. Explore different fields and areas that interest you, see if anything is worth doing. That is something that has helped me a lot.
- Full Name: ChaosConstruct