How has AI changed art?

Art is an area that was traditionally considered exclusive to humans. But AI has found its way into the creative world a long time ago. Computer-generated music has been around since the invention of the synthesiser in 1956. In 2018, the first painting created by an algorithm was sold at auction for $430,000.

Conceptual multi media projects

Abstract digital painting by Jans Bock-Schroeder
Untitled AI 1 | 100cm x 80cm | Jans Bock-Schroeder 2021

Bock-Schroeder describes his works as projects that have become collectables items. With the help of intelligent algorithms, he composes large-format artworks that could theoretically be reproduced. But instead, they appear as unique pieces on the art market. What is new about his aesthetic discipline, compared to a more classical approach, is the method to draw inspiration.

The process of creation begins with the collection of data. Recording art historical contexts, developments in the luxury market, buyer and investor behaviour, as well as political developments and social current affairs, create the foundation for the necessary intelligence to approach the creative visual phase of composing.

Using code, the computer becomes a tool in defining this goal. Programming thus creates a fusion of man and machine. Humanising artificial intelligence from a mere tool to the role of a creative-minded collaborator.

Can machines be creative?

Girl lying in Gras Photo Based Computer Artwork by Jans Bock-Schroeder
Untitled AI 2 | 100cm x 125cm | Jans Bock-Schroeder 2021

In this approach, the mental boundaries of the machine are triggered to process, experience and perceive an emotional impact to produce an unleashed visual-provocative outcome. The results are creative works of art that are mystical rather than rational.

When using algorithms in art, the approach is similar to any use of building blocks in computer science. Problems are solved mathematically and precisely. The objective is not to work at a higher speed or on a larger scale than is possible for the human brain, but rather blending digital tools with intuition and human simplicity to create intuitive art.

The versatility of machine learning enhances a specific context of existing theories and creates a new artistic path to pictorial interpretation.

Computers for creativity

Man pointing at wall abstract digital paintining by Jans Bock-Schroeder
Untitled AI 3 | 80cm x 80cm | Jans Bock-Schroeder 2021

In popular music, AI has played an important role since the introduction of drum computers in the late 1970 and even long before, in 1956 with the introduction of the RCA Electronic Music Synthesizer Mark I. In visual arts, this understanding has yet to be accepted by the general public.

A fundamental change in the art world is imminent. Not only in virtual exhibitions and art e-commerce but most importantly in the digital creative process.

Man made machine art

Diana Princess of Wales and Marylin Monroe Pop art collage
Diana + Marilyn | 67,5cm x 100cm | Jans Bock-Schroeder 2021

Digital art and media have become an integral part of the fine art market and are consequently traded as a noteworthy investment.

The use of artificial intelligence in the creative sector already raises questions of authorship and copyright.

As artificial intelligence becomes increasingly mainstream in our lives, more attention will need to be paid on who is in charge and what is being created with AI.

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