Category Archives: neural painting

The Merz Variations no. 1 – “When Schwitters met Trump” (animation)

The Merz Variations (2018) are a series of neural network experiments in convolutional image blending. Using a combination of ‘style transfer’ and Deep Dream, the video slowly increments the influence of the Deep Dream algorithm on the blending of an

The Merz Variations no. 1 – “When Schwitters met Trump” (animation)

The Merz Variations (2018) are a series of neural network experiments in convolutional image blending. Using a combination of ‘style transfer’ and Deep Dream, the video slowly increments the influence of the Deep Dream algorithm on the blending of an

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

The bottom image blends an image of an iguana (Ballard’s world is crawling with them) with a painting by Max Ernst. The top image was edited and used to style the bottom result. The iguana is retrieved from here.

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

The bottom image blends an image of an iguana (Ballard’s world is crawling with them) with a painting by Max Ernst. The top image was edited and used to style the bottom result. The iguana is retrieved from here.

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

A found by chance water-soaked movie ticket (top) convolved with a painting (not shown) by Dada/Surrealist artist Max Ernst obliquely referenced in Ballard’s novel. This pairing (bottom) represents the ‘chance operations’ aspect of compositional process. The Ernst painting I chose

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

A found by chance water-soaked movie ticket (top) convolved with a painting (not shown) by Dada/Surrealist artist Max Ernst obliquely referenced in Ballard’s novel. This pairing (bottom) represents the ‘chance operations’ aspect of compositional process. The Ernst painting I chose

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

Images here capture two central visual metaphors of Ballard’s text; that of cities (top) destroyed by the environment and that of the environment (bottom) nurtured by the dying cities.

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

Images here capture two central visual metaphors of Ballard’s text; that of cities (top) destroyed by the environment and that of the environment (bottom) nurtured by the dying cities.

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

Here I have reintroduced new ‘content’ (upper right) in the form of edited photography of local buildings whose future seems uncertain. The ‘style’ (upper left) is an image that emerged earlier in the process. The lower left blend is an

“The Drowned World” series (2017)

Here I have reintroduced new ‘content’ (upper right) in the form of edited photography of local buildings whose future seems uncertain. The ‘style’ (upper left) is an image that emerged earlier in the process. The lower left blend is an

When Schwitters Met Trump (The Picture series)

The Picture series, digital collage, made in collaboration with DL, 2017

When Schwitters Met Trump (The Picture series)

The Picture series, digital collage, made in collaboration with DL, 2017

When Schwitters met Trump (in evolution)

The Picture, digital collage, made in collaboration with DL, 2017

When Schwitters met Trump (in evolution)

The Picture, digital collage, made in collaboration with DL, 2017