Disintegrated canvases, hand-kneaded with salts and pigments, a process developed by Jeroen van der Most. Pieces are mounted on sets of wooden restored stretcher bars, finished with a gold-wash.
Part of the EMIT artwork series about the evolution from human to artificial intelligence and the effects on art and society. Images on canvases consist of shapes built up of magnified details and textures from art historical objects. The pieces serve as a study of aging and art history in which the fragmented shapes resemble human knowledge of the past millennia: fragmented and limited to understanding small parts of reality.
Van der Most theorizes that artificial intelligence will take over an increasingly greater part of the act of creating art. The ease of creation by AI systems will lead to near infinite varieties of form and eventually a fully flexible form of art, adapting to- and interacting with its beholders based on a complete comprehension of the beholder and the surroundings. The flexible form artpieces resemble this envisioned future.
Material: Canvas pieces, cut from pre-existing artworks. Hand-treated with pigments, lacquers, and textural substances. The canvases are combined with flexible animated forms on computer screens, created by an artificially intelligent process, designed by Van der Most. Pieces are part of the EMIT artworks series about the evolution from human to artificial intelligence and the effects on art and society. Screens and canvases rest on socles with custom prints or boxes created from painted canvas stretcher bar pieces.
See the flexible forms move
Photographic images mounted on aluminium dibond plates. Images show digitally created fragmented shapes, constructed from enlarged details of master pieces from art history. The digital creation process designed by Jeroen van der Most enabled a near-infinite variation in perfected shapes, varying in fragments used, colors, and sizes. Current pieces were curated by Van der Most from the output of the process.
Part of the EMIT artwork series by Jeroen van der Most about the evolution from human to artificial intelligence and the effects on art and society. The pieces symbolize the present state of human knowledge and intelligence: fragmented and limited to understanding parts of reality, but developing at an exponential pace. Leading to a current near-infinite web of knowledge fields and capabilities. One step further in this evolution is the rise of artificial intelligence that, as Van der Most theorizes, will lead to fully-flexible forms and eventually potential knowledge wholeness.
Short film about latest work
This film shows EMIT, a series of artworks by artist Jeroen van der Most about the evolution from human to artificial intelligence and the effects on art and society.
In the film there are three types of artworks. You can find more info and pictures of the pieces here: