An Overview of Generative Art

Brief guide to this emerging artwork trend and framing success stories

In the ever-evolving world of art, there's always a fresh medium or method that captures the imagination.

One of the newer frontiers in the art world is Generative Art. We've been custom framing quite a few prints in this category, and decided to provide a brief overview to showcase its increasing popularity among art lovers and collectors.

What is Generative Art?

Instead of using traditional tools like pens or brushes, artists working in this space use computer code. Specific sets of rules, or 'algorithms,' are designed and programmed to dictate how the artwork will form.

But here's where the real magic happens.

By introducing elements of randomness into these rules, each creation when the algorithm runs is guaranteed to be one-of-a-kind. This unpredictability frequently produces works that are surprising, fresh, and genuinely unique.

Custom framed Ringers prints - generative art by Dmitry Cherniak
A collection of custom framed Ringers by Dmitri Cherniak

A great example is "Ringers" by Dmitry Cherniak, one of the seminal collections of generative art (above). The algorithm was set up to output the nearly infinite number of ways a string could be wrapped around a set of pegs.

More Examples of Generative Art

We've helped custom frame some amazing works of generative art created by some of the leading artists in the field.

Collectors have turned to us to frame these pieces with museum-quality materials and craftsmanship, to ensure that the artwork looks its best and is properly preserved for the long haul.

Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs, custom framed with a white profile and mat

Fidenza #479 by Tyler Hobbs, framed with a white, gallery-style profile and matting

Squiggle art print by Snowfro, custom framed online with black profile and white mat

A Squiggle by Snowfro, custom framed in Black Maple with a white mat

An Archetype from Kjetil Golid, framed online with a black gallery-style profile

One of 600 Archetypes from Kjetil Golid, framed with a black, gallery-style profile

Custom framed Act of Emotion #384 by Kelly Milligan

Act of Emotion #384 by Kelly Milligan, framed in gallery-style black 1" profile and UV protective glaze

Custom framed Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs

Another Fidenza by Tyler Hobbs

Art prints custom framed with Level Frames - Bosque de Chapultepec #23, #36 and #4

Bosque de Chapultepec #23, #36, #4 by Daniel Calderon Arenas

Generative art piece by Kaleb Johnston in gallery style frame and mat

Grids by Kaleb Johnston, framed in a gallery-style black profile with 1.5" of white matting
Why Custom Frame Generative Art?

Based on the incredible variety of colors, patterns and textures generated by this marriage of art and technology, we've found generative art to be a prime candidate for custom framing.

When you hang these works, they go beyond the computer screen and turn into cherished artwork you can appreciate on your walls every day at home. It's also a great way to preserve and celebrate the initial brilliance of the digital creation process.

We'll soon be curating some prints from this genre in our growing selection of framed artwork. So whether you're a tech enthusiast, art lover or just someone who appreciates the beauty of the unexpected, a framed piece of generated art could very well be in your future!