Tyler Hobbs - Ex-Machina: A History of Generative Art London Wednesday, July 13, 2022 | Phillips

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  • One Dozen Hands with Nothing to Do was a continuation of my desire to explore how the worlds of analogue and generative media could be merged. To me, generative art is simply a methodology - a way of creating work systematically, through procedure and process. It happens to be most directly applicable to digital and algorithmic artwork, but there is no reason for it to be limited to that. One Dozen Hands integrates hand-drawn figurative elements (hands, no less) into an algorithmic design. Loops, randomization, and digital distortion transform the hands, treating them as simply another graphical building block in the programmatic space. But, still, the hands hold on to something of the old world from which they originate. We will always find ways to do this, even as our lives and artwork become more digital. —Tyler Hobbs

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


One Dozen Hands With Nothing To Do

signed and dated 'HOBBS '19' lower left and stamped, titled, inscribed, dated and signed 'ONE DOZEN HANDS WITH NOTHING TO DO 105 2019 Tyler L. Hobbs 1/1' on the reverse
generative digital design; archival pigment print on paper
44.5 x 26 cm (17 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)
Executed in 2019, this work is number 3 of from the series of 10.

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£150,000 - 180,000 

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Ex-Machina: A History of Generative Art

Online Auction 13-20 July 2022