Swallow, Only Shallow

Series, 2024

A series of twelve works released in conjunction with my solo exhibition at Verse, London. Four of these are material works, eight released exclusively as Ethereum NFT.

These are created with a similar image subdivision algorithm as "Struggle for Pleasure", but instead of making the decisions of which pixel operation to employ, or how to calculate the next colour in a geometric generative fashion, I fed it existing found images.

The colours are sampled from these underlying images and undergo algorithmic operations in multiple colour spaces, like bit shifting, channel swapping (and some post production).

This series is called "Swallow, Only Shallow", which are 2 song titles from My Bloody Valentine combined. The series is heavily inspired by the complex textures of distortion in Shoegaze music and turned out quite psychedelic.