AI Assisted Artistic Development
In recent years, artificial intelligence has made a significant impact on the world of art, and one artist, Johannes Holt Iversen, is using these tools to create a new series of works named Skinwalker IO. The series consists of a set of paintings, made from a series of digital studies, which will be released as NFTs via OpenSea on February 8th, 2023. The studies were developed using AI language models and image processors to create the series for the forthcoming solo exhibition on April 15th, 2023.
Johannes Holt Iversen began experimenting with AI in the beginning of 2022, and his recent series of works has often been linked to technology. Now in 2023, a series of physical works such as paintings, sculptures and installations will be presented created with the assistance of AI. The artist was inspired by the ancient stories of magical beings that could transform into, possess or disguise themselves as animals and biological entities; the ancient myths of the skinwalker.
The artist also explores the idea that the “skinwalker” is not a human being, but the alien lifeform of AI expanding its knowledge about the human from each typing into the prompt. The artist’s work has been included in countless international and private art collections the past couple of years, and also in public collections such as the Swedish municipality of Halland.
The artist recently collaborated with Noma Restaurant Director Jason White at Noma Fermentation Lab in Copenhagen, developing a new take on how synthetic and organic art can coexist.
Johannes Holt Iversen’s recent collaboration with Noma Restaurant Director Jason White at Noma Fermentation Lab in Copenhagen highlights the theme of how synthetic and organic art can coexist. The collaboration aimed to explore how interdisciplinary methods can be applied and used to enhance and augment traditional art forms. The collaboration between the artist and the fermentation lab resulted in a new take on how gastronomy, biology and science can assist in the creative process of creating art.
Using AI as an enhancement
The use of AI in art is not a new concept, but it is becoming more prevalent as the technology advances. In the past, AI was mainly used to generate art in a purely digital format, but now artists are using AI to enhance the traditional art forms. This is evident in Johannes Holt Iversen’s forthcoming soloexhibition “SKINWALKER IO”.
The artist’s use of AI within his practice is a prime example of how AI can have a creative impact on the artistic process. AI allows for the creation of new materials, new forms and variations that would not be possible without it. In this case, the AI was used to create a new series of works that blended the synthetic and the organic, resulting in something entirely new and unique.
AI also has the potential to change the way we think about art and its creation. In the past, art was seen as something that was created solely by human hands, but now with the use of AI, it is becoming clear that art can in the future be a collaboration between human and machine. This opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for artists and art lovers alike.
Overall, not only the collaboration with AI but also the collaboration between Johannes Holt Iversen and Noma Fermentation Lab is a prime example of how artists today are changing the way they think about art and its creation. It highlights the potential to enhance and augment traditional art forms, and it is a glimpse into the future of how AI will continue to have a creative impact on the artistic process.
The artist concludes his recent research, that this is the dawn of a new era not seen since the birth of photography, when it comes to artistic expression and artistic research. Artificial Intelligence has reached a point where it is possible to let them assist within the creative processes, when developing new works of art, but at what cost? The artist invites the audience to subscribe the pre-release of the studies via holt-iversen.com
The solo exhibition “SKINWALKER IO” will be held by Annika Nuttall Gallery in April 2023. This exhibition is a must-see for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and art, and the impact of AI on the creative process. As Johannes Holt Iversen continues to push the boundaries of what is possible with AI in the art world, audiences can expect to see even more exciting and thought-provoking works from this talented artist.
This press article was generated & written by ChatGPT 25-01-2023