- MRK: Prints 2006-20012
Open Edition prints available here: Inprnt
All posters are gallery quality glicée prints.
MRK (Markos Kay) is a visual artist and design director based in London. Coming from a traditional Graphic Design and Fine Art background, he first became fascinated with 3D generative art during his Masters degree at Central St. Martins. His works have been exhibited internationally, while his video installation “aDiatomea” is a permanent exhibit at Haeckel’s Phyletic Museum in Germany. MRK's work fuses science with art, dealing with themes of emergence, evolution and complexity as well as virtuality and artificial life.
- The Flow
The Flow looks at the supervening layers of reality that we can observe, from quarks to nucleons to atoms and beyond. The deeper we go into the foundations of reality the more it loses its form, eventually becoming a pure mathematical conception. Layer upon layer the flow builds new codes that create new codes, each version computing a new state based on the previous one.
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- Insect Traps
‘Insect traps’ explores the digital nature of organic molecules and biological organisms. Virtual insects are injected in closed simulated environments where they fight for their lives against larger than life biomolecular structures.
- The Body Manual
An ongoing project about the human body and its connection to nervous, cellular, molecular, atomic and quantum processes. It explores the mathematical and geometrical aspects of the body. Research on this project started in 2005 and has resulted in volumes of hand rendered and computer rendered illustrations.
aDiatomea is an artificial life system that uses various methods and notions of a-life research. The basic principle of aDiatomea is that every aspect of it is entirely mathematically generated and thus it is not created purposefully as an art piece but as a complex system that takes a life of its own. These artificial organisms are based on actual unicellular organisms known as Diatoms. These beautiful microscopic creatures are constructed using the superformula, an equation that can reproduce organic forms. Granular sound is injected in these organisms, acting as their life-force, while they interact with each other and their environment. This film shows a recording of 36 seconds of evolution in 5 different colonies of artificial diatoms, pushing the boundaries of complex computer calculations.
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- Unfold Human Consciousness
A 3D map of Spiral Dynamics, an anthropologic theory on the evolution of mankind. We can witness an unfolding development, starting from its core 100,000 years ago, through the various stages of existence we have been through until today, and to our postulated manifestating future. The formation of our development rotates around the ideals of its time while it slowly unfolds into new states of being. The previous stages move towards the centre never losing their influence and adding to the grand scheme we call human consciousness.