By Matt O’Donovan
Art type: Painting, Conceptual
Materials: Oil on canvas, with acrylic full colour underpainting
Canvas: Hand built frames, Canvas pulled and primed by artist.
Width: 68 cm
Artist: Matt O’Donovan
Tags: Abstract art, Systems art, systems theory, cybernetics, colour theory, Concrete Art, Theo von Doesburg, Mondrian, Modern Art, Sci-Art, Fibbonaci, Emergence works, experimental.
Synthetic Evolution: “Methodologically modifying an environment or system to effect, explore and control change in emergent growth.”
Aim: Referencing the Fibonacci Sequence and Theo Van Doesburg’s Manifesto for concrete art as an aesthetical point of departure, this work explores the concept of emergence in relation to creator.
A series of distinct visual artworks/compositions are generated via a set of predefined systems and rules. The systems are modified incrementally throughout the series, allowing the creator to witness/effect change in the emergent artworks. This process is articulated through 15 compositions, that when displayed holistically and in sequence, become evidence of the “Synthetic Evolution”.