Art Generated by Artificial Intelligence (or AI ART) under the supervision of a traditional artist
ALAgrApHY is a Paris-based Artist (painter, photographer and filmmaker) and Scientist (PhD in Complex Systems and expertise in AI and Data Science) who has been teaching machines to create art since 2013 mostly since 2016 using deep learning CNNs RNNs GANs... His AI-generated artwork marked a sale at the Grand Palais on Feb, 13th 2018 before the internet witnessed the AI ART buzz lead by Christie's. His series of thousands of unique faces of all diversity, ages and genders, generated by Artificial Intelligence, or AI ART, more precisely using Generative Adversarial Networks are trained on a database of faces that he has captured with his camera for the 1001 faces project. He won several art science awards such as the ISCB Art Science competition and the Biomed scientific image. He has had several exhibitions in 2018. The most noteworthy is at the Salon d'Automne at the Champs Elysees in Paris at which his "D'ame(s) Souriante(s)", meaning smiling Lady or smiling souls, received the "digital art" award. The Salon d'Automne has exhibited Picasso and Rodin and has been the birthplace of art movements such as cubism and fauvism. At the Grand Palais ALAgrApHY exhibited "Muse(s) Endormie(s)" meaning sleeping muse(s). The following exhibition will take place at the Grand Palais on . Several collaborations (Unesco and Mairie de Paris) exhibitions and art installations are planned for 2019 such as the soon to be announce Collective Brain X. Subscribe to ALAgrApHY's events on FB to stay up to date or email him your questions and thoughts.
Mosaic Algorithmic Art : UBUNTU (2013) I am because we are
ALAgrApHY is an “artivist” who believes that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and tries to express this through his art. A motto that is very present in his work is expressed by the African UBUNTU, meaning “I am therefore we are”. ALAgrApHY is an "Algorist" and therefore he uses algorithms to make or generate art. From his early works, a mosaic of all the profile pictures of his friends on facebook are automatically harvested and fused gregariously to form this huge mosaic of a picture that he captured from a holi festival.
This mosaic of a contemporary woman entitled "Femme 2.0" is composed of all images that could describe the modern woman of today. Images of women, men, wild animals, children and so on and so forth. The artist has captured all the ingredient images. This has been exhibited at "Nuit de la Photo" at Invalides in 2013. His new series of AI-generated faces of all diversity are detailed in the catalogue and will be exhibited exclusively at the Grand Palais in February and several international exhibitions are lined up for 2019 to be announced very soon.
History of AI-Generated Art or AI ART
"I woke up one August morning in 2018 with my mailbox swamped with friends' emails about Christie's making worldwide headlines and claiming to auction an AI artwork that suddenly became dubbed as the first to be auctioned. This surely left many of the AI Artists, Creative Coders and Algorists frustrated without a single exposure. I am grateful for the Salon d'Automne for the exposure it has offered me and the wonderful experience that I share throught this short clip".
Catalogue of ALAgrApHY's AI ART
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> Q. Will AI replace Artists?
AI is just a tool to enhance artists' self-expression. A decade ago, people feared that the camera will replace traditional artists but it only created a new form of art. AI is just a tool, an extension of the artist's paintbrush. AI is far from becoming fully autonomous and independent of its maker. Those who claim otherwise do so only to seek media attention.
Q. Who is the Artist, in this case, man or machine?
When man writes a code to adapt the machine to his own needs, man has succeeded in creating a tool for expressing himself, just like the camera is a tool for capturing pictures, and just like the stone was a tool for etching cave drawings… The creative code or creative AI is only creative in a way that the camera is creative and useful for the camera man.
ALAgrApHY's response to Christie's after they made a huge buzz about their false claims about both the first AI art and AI auction, none of which was true! However, jouralists care little about the truth with respect to the buzz! Welcome to the era of fake news!
Hey @ChristiesInc, here are 8358 members of the Bellamy family. This must be worth billions 🤑 initially sold @ @GrandPalaisRmn in Feb 2018 #machinelearning #artificialintelligence #art #artnews pic.twitter.com/sanEJLNhjP— 𝔸𝕃𝔸𝕘𝕣𝔸𝕡ℍ𝕐 (@alagraphy) October 26, 2018