The world is evolving quickly. Digitization, AI, and other non-human entities are flooding our everyday lives. From the moment our alarm sounds in the morning to the moment we turn out the light to go to sleep, humanity is assisted, in some way, by technology.
Most of these artificial assists get used for productivity. People use tech to make their lives easier to do what they want to do instead of laboring over what they need to do.
Yet, with the strong synergy that humans have created with tech and non-human entities throughout our everyday life, it seems only natural that the technology would eventually intermingle with art, as well as productivity.
The marriage of human and artificial creation has given rise to Generative Art.
Generative Art is artwork created, either fully or partly, using an autonomous system. Modern art frequently inspires such pieces, which use geometric shapes and bold, buzzing color choices.
However, the overall goal of Generative Art is to algorithmically generate new ideas, forms, shapes, colors, or patterns, using artificial intelligence. That’s not to say you cannot cultivate the muse for such art from past artists.
After all, to create Generative Art, the creation method must receive parameters from working with and rules to follow. Those parameters and rules get developed from existing artistic styles and endeavors.
Here are two distinctions of Generative Art that can help clarify the overall distinction of this artistic style:
A digital art piece gets defined as art that uses digital technology as part of its creation or presentation. Digital Art is not exclusively Generative Art, but it is a subgenre of this immersive artistic discipline.
AI Art (or Artificial Intelligence Art) is a type of art completed by artificial intelligence in part or in full. Again, this style is not exclusively Generative Art, but its nodes get woven throughout the genre.
Generative Art is available in special places, with the most notable exhibit being ArtBlocks.io. This innovative platform features the styles of Jos Vromans, Pandelune, and Alexis André, while also giving rise to other generative artists where you can appreciate their years of bloody toil.
The Generative Art movement has quietly evolved, until now, when these talented artists can join together, collaborate, and inspire one another to take their art to new heights.
Now, with the success and talent found on ArtBlocks.io, these noteworthy sub-genres can finally have their time to shine.
Evolving Art, sometimes called Evolutionary Art, is created by allowing a system to make the piece instead of a person.
Metaverse Art defines a secondary world, usually a 3D virtual world, that often focuses on social connection. This method of Generative Art is ambiguous because the only true boundaries are the artist’s imagination and the technology they have access to when creating the art.
Follow the money, or in this case, the cryptocurrency, NFT, which stands for non-fungible tokens to better understand the Generative Art craze. NFT is a unique digital token that is indivisible, which means that if you have it, you cannot divide it up. Whether you sell it, keep it, or trade it, NFTs will always stay intact.
This fact about NFTs is important because it highlights the uniqueness of the individual token. Since no two NFTs are the same and unable to be broken apart, only one entity will have control over the full token at any given time.
NFTs have become a valuable asset to the art world for their security and anonymity, which has made NFTs worth millions of dollars.
Since NFTs started making such a splash in the Generative Art world, plenty of different areas of art and artistic expression have followed suit. Here are some of the NTFS that are presently available:
● Digital trading cards
● Major moments (in sports usually)
● Domain names
● Digital fashion (for avatars)
● Other online purchases
Of course, there are still popular artistic styles that are a part of the non-NFT market, such as any form of physical art or selling digital art through a more traditional online vendor.
With such a focus on the exchange of digital goods, the future of NFT capabilities and transactions could be endless. Artists, gamers, eCommerce retailers, and virtually everyone else with a stake in the digital plane has an opportunity to use NFT as a part of their business currency.
However, the key is if NFTs continue to be socially acceptable forms of payment. While NFT is strong now, it will not hold value if social acceptance remains niche-locked. NFT will need more social acceptance and broader use to become a worldwide cryptocurrency player.
Fortunately, the strong foundation, especially having the backing of the Generative Art community, gives it a good chance to continue its success.
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Generative Art has captured the hearts and minds of artists and collectors alike. So, as technology continues to advance, the future success of this space should evolve quickly. Traditional painters and graffiti artists are already moving toward the new wave of art that encompasses evolving, generative, and meta mediums.
With the current market value of NFTs estimated at roughly $14 billion, the future of NFTs seems to be strong. As this market continues to grow, so will the artists and creators leveraging this innovative technology.
However, one of the most immediate capabilities of this art includes making yourself (or anyone else) into a cartoon that can move and talk without complicated video editing. Artists are on the precipice of making this a reality, which would revolutionize the capabilities of indie-animators everywhere.
In summation, thanks to innovative platforms like ArtBlocks.io and the power of NFTs, the Generative Art community is starting to receive the recognition that it deserves. Having all these opportunities makes it an exciting time to be an artist.
Now, the only thing left is to see where our imagination will take us.