Adrian's Art

About

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Myself

My name is Adrian Dickin and I am a computer programmer living in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England.

I've an interest in mathematics and art and I thought I'd approach the creation of art by writing programs to generate the images.

I've played around with computer generated imagery for decades but an exhibition inspired me to try producing my own art.

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The website

This website contains images and videos that are free to use, as well as products that can be purchased.

All the images were either generated by a program I've written or are derived from pictures I've taken.

The latest update to the products was on 31st January 2020.

Influences

Bridget Riley

In 2019 I visited the Haywood Gallery in London's Southbank Centre, which was displaying an exhibition of Bridget Riley's work.

Bridget Riley is an English painter famous for her Op-Art.

The optical illusions and mathematical nature of her images was very appealing to me, as well as the simplicity.

M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher was a Dutch artist who made mathematically inspired art. His art explored impossible structures, reflection, symmetry and tessellations.

Aspects of his art that particularly resonated are the ambiguity of foreground and background and the way they blend and swap.

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Mandelbrot Set

Since I discovered the Mandelbrot Set I've been fascinated by it. There is an infinite level of detail in the image, you can keep zooming in and see new details.

It's also a very simple equation that generates it, though it does use complex numbers. This fascinates me, beauty and infinite complexity from a simple equation.