Yann Le Gall ‘s biggest sources of inspiration include mathematics, nature, and other artists. In his opinion, math is full of beautiful patterns and symmetries. Nature brings a bit more chaos into the mix, which encourages our eyes to wander. He also loves making perfect loops because they are challenging, and they often evoke a meditative feeling in the viewer.
NFT Granny: “Dear Yann, your artwork is quite colourful – amazing! How do you choose the colour palette for a new art piece?”
Yann Le Gall: Choosing a palette is often a struggle. I tend to prefer bold colors with high contrast, but it’s easy to go overboard. Lately, I’m trying to limit the palette a bit more, especially to emphasize light and shadow.
How did you first become interested in art, and how did you get started with it yourself?
Yann Le Gall: I became interested in art at a young age after reading comics and graphic novels. Recently, I have been focusing on generative art because it combines my other interests, such as math and computer programming.
Could you tell us more about the story of your project “Growth rings with history”?
Yann Le Gall: This project demonstrates an algorithm called “differential growth”. It produces complex shapes that are found in nature. The simulation starts with a small ring. On each frame, the ring grows, and a snapshot is captured in a layer that is stacked above the previous rings. Stacking each layer over time produces a dynamic, three-dimensional structure. The overall effect looks similar to a 3D printed model.
Is there an artist you would like to work with? Like a collaboration?
Yann Le Gall: So many artists inspire me. There are too many to list. So far, I have collaborated with several amazing artists, including Juhani Halkomäki, Sam Palmer, and Jo. I’m looking forward to more collaborations in the future.
We are curious 🙂 Would you be willing to share any plans for upcoming projects?
Yann Le Gall: I don’t have any specific project plans at the moment. However, some of my future goals include making tutorials, learning other frameworks (Unity or Houdini), and collaborating with other generative artists and musicians.
Who or what are your biggest influences or sources of inspiration?
Yann Le Gall: My biggest sources of inspiration include mathematics, nature, and other artists. Math is full of beautiful patterns and symmetries. Nature brings a bit more chaos into the mix, which encourages our eyes to wander. I also love making perfect loops because they are challenging, and they often evoke a meditative feeling in the viewer.
Do you remember the first time you heard about NFT Art?
Yann Le Gall: I don’t remember exactly. I’m still relatively new to the NFT world. It is exciting to be a part of it next to so many other artists. It will be interesting to see how it evolves.
What would be your biggest wish for the NFT Art scene? What is currently missing / not fully developed to reach full potential out of it?
Yann Le Gall: My answer to this question is related to the one above. I would be interested to see more ways to interact with collected NFTs. That might include finding more ways to display them at home or some other physical interaction.
Which tools do you use to create your art?
Yann Le Gall: Most of my recent art is made using Blender with Python scripting. Blender is free and open software with a great community. I also sometimes use openRNDR. It is a relatively new creative coding framework written in the Kotlin programming language. The community is very friendly.
What does a typical day for you look like, and what do you like to do when you’re not busy with NFT Art?
Yann Le Gall: I currently work as a software developer, but I also enjoy weight lifting, rock climbing, and kinesiology. I hope that I can devote more time to art in the future.
- Full Name: Yann Le Gall
- Current hometown: Seattle, Washington
- Languages you speak: English, French
- Education: Princeton University
- First Job: Software developer