This is my latest abstract for my research paper.
Generative Art: Exploring how this process simulates nature, and if the method is essential to the Artist's work? Looking a works through Joseph Nechvatal, Philip Galanter and Shardcore.
Generative art is not an art movement or ideology, it is mainly known or thought of as a process, yet artist's utilize this method for a number of different reasons. This paper will attempt to question and explore generative art by looking at some of the motives behind this practice. Beginning by giving a brief exploration of generative art, before looking at how this method may simulate nature by discussing chaos theory and its relationship to specific styles using this method. Subsequently discovering if using a generative process has been essential to the meaning within the artists work, by looking at works through the featured artists via interviews collected predominantly for this paper; in conjunction with exploring leading writers in this field.
Although generative art can be utilized as a process or tool. I hope this paper will express how it can also be a fundamental element that artist's employ, thus expressing how generative methods can hold the essence and meaning within the artwork.
Generative Art, Essence, Simulation, Nature, Process, Chaos Theory.