The Discovery of Math: A Sitdown with Daïm Aggot-Hönsch (Part 1)

CohentheWriter Chats with the Algorist, Apeirographer, and AI Artist

Solitude (2020), by Daïm Aggot-Hönsch, in collection of Museum of Crypto Art
Emanant Blossoms (2019), by Daïm Aggot-Hönsch, in collection of rfc_art
German Boxer, Esq. (2016) (2019), by Daïm Aggot-Hönsch, in collection of Flux Research. Precursor to Cryptoblots, an Artblocks Curated Series 1 Collection.
  1. Either they don’t care very much about the art part as long as they present something cool in the math.
  2. Or on the other extreme, you have artists who only see math as just one of the tools in their arsenal, and if it ends up being Apeirographic without too much other stuff added or mixed into the whole thing, that is incidental.
Isles upon Deemed Rivers & Other Wonders 102 by Daïm Aggot-Hönsch, in collection of 3BF0F3

But at the same time, I gotta tell you, it’s awfully hard to be topical or on-theme or apply to an exhibition with mathematical work because it’s very difficult to make it do what I want since I’m mostly trying to let it do what it wants.

So generative art and algorithmic art was like a siren song to me from the earliest days. That it was largely the same toolset I would normally use, programming and various processing tools, but it would give me creative control to a greater degree. And so I think that’s the evolution you see.

[title removed for trademark violation] (2014) (2019), by Daïm Aggot-Hönsch, in collection of Museum of Crypto Art

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