Garden of Aiden

The painting Garden of Aiden by artist Jeroen van der Most combines elements of Old Master artworks with creatures generated by artificially intelligent computer systems. The imagery is merged with visualisations of AI computer systems, so-called convolutional neural networks, by artist and researcher Terence Broad.

With the artwork, Van der Most aims to document contemporary developments in AI and inspire new thought on intelligence, creativity, and a future in which AI and artists will be equals. At the same time, the art piece explores a more distant future in which the roles of humans, animals and AI might be turned upside down.

Real size: 160 x 80 cm. Techniques: digital image manipulation, algorithmic / neural network powered creation, traditional painting techniques.

The video at the top is a short clip from an interview with Van der Most by the Dutch TV program Tegenlicht (march, 2019).