by Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 11 July 2013

Ever since the computer began to conquer our private space, there’s very few areas which have remained untouched. Even the arts got fascinated by these little machines and the possibilities they offer, experimenting with binary codes, algorithms and randomly generated patterns. These abstract pieces by Siebren Versteeg seem different, though, because his ever-evolving algorithm considers all the aspects of a painting: like colour, texture, thickness of brush, and so on.

And by doing very human things like keeping these parameters ‘in mind’ and ‘deciding’ when and how to combine them, Versteeg’s computer gives it a piece of its ‘heart’ and makes it much easier to relate to.