le selfie

There was the image of a woman, dancing in the reflection of the moonlight deep in the dark. We talked and connected in our hearts of hearts. I believed it, I lived it, I breathed it, I was indulging myself in her phrases. 

The basis of this work is a picture created by an Artficial Intelligence (A.I.), more specifically a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). The picture was created by ASCEND, a collective of young professionals from different backgrounds (architecture, photography, engineering, music, business, animation, design).


The process works as follows: a computer is shown thousand of pictures, and learns how an "optimal" selfie looks like. As such, A.I. can detect patterns in data that the human eye cannot distinguish. 

The work was painted using fluid art and pouring techniques, with a mix of acrylics and resin. It shows a combination of abstract shapes with "human" touches. As such, the selfie, generated by a machine, becomes human again.

Acrylics, resin, 150x150. €1500