PROJECT: Generative art and NFTs

ROLE: Designer, programmer

Quantrian started more than 20 years ago when I began experimenting with using generative algorithms as digital brushes to paint square-based abstract modern art inspired by my favorite artists: Piet Mondrian, Vera Molnár, Ellsworth Kelly, and more.

Today, Quantrian code relies on truly random numbers derived from the measurements of quantum energy fluctuations in the electromagnetic field of a laboratory vacuum chamber (a type of QRNG). I give the algorithm a blank canvas, and the quantumly random numbers direct the algorithm’s decisions about color, dimension, arrangement, and more.

Like a quantum fluctuation, the resulting art is ephemeral. By design, Quantrian images vanish after ten seconds. I watch and capture the most interesting artwork — not unlike a photographer observing and capturing interesting phenomena around them — and preserve the images as SVG or PNG graphics files.

From the truly random numbers, through proprietary generative algorithms, to my aesthetic and curation, each Quantrian image is truly unique — the result of a quantumly randomized and personal artistic process that is impossible to replicate. The images are now available as original NFTs through OpenSea and as fine art prints through Vsual.co.

Check out Quantrian’s branding elsewhere in my portfolio, and learn more about the project at Quantrian.io

<b>Quantrian 001</b>
Quantrian 001
<b>Quantrian 004</b>
Quantrian 004

<b>Quantrian 010</b>
Quantrian 010
<b>Quantrian 014</b>
Quantrian 014

<b>Quantrian 018</b>
Quantrian 018
<b>Quantrian 020</b>
Quantrian 020