Joseph Pollack Writes Code to Create His Artwork

By: Joey Haar - Aug 12, 2016
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In the 50s, Jackson Pollack shocked the art world with his seemingly random splatter paintings, and today an artist by the name of Joseph Pollack is using modern technology to similar ends. Rather than flicking paint at a canvas and seeing what happens, Joseph Pollack throws code at a digital canvas and watches for the results.

Pollack's work is all procedurally generated, meaning that he writes code and uses digital engines to create his graphics. Using this fractal method, Pollack's code can output exquisitely dense and detailed images that the artist could never hope to create by hand.

By using coding to create art, Joseph Pollack is merging art and science in a unique, random, and aesthetically appealing way. Jackson Pollack would approve.