THIS IS NOT A PLACE
This is not a place… It is actually many places.
Each painting is a merging of over 14000 of my travel photos over the past decade that I then process using an Artificial Intelligence algorithm known as a GAN. These are my first paintings using my own reference photographs and an ai algorithm from my own travel photos. Using thousands of my European travel images I created familiar urban scenes in the vein of ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com using two types of GANs (wGAN & cycleGAN).
What I find so exciting about this process is for years I thought about how could I summarize entire travel adventures into one image to paint. I have tried collaging, painting and digital editing photos by hand but always came back to using the original photo from the location. The GAN allows me to create familiar places with characteristics from the entire place. Similar to how we remember a destination years after we’ve traveled there.
These paintings are available for purchase and the painting will be shipped with the AI generated photograph that I used as reference.