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Naked Flames – The Path To The Present 1954–2024

a flame of fire that looks almost human created from a GAN of nudes and fire.

The Path To The Present 1954–2024 Berlin

The art of Bård Ionson will be on exhibition July 2 – 27 2024 in Berlin at Expanded.Art

Naked Flames: Slice of Fire Bård Ionson 2024

Created by using thousands of images of fire and thousands of nude paintings in the public domain. Some of the images of fire were drawn by the artist using an oscilloscope, some were provided by collectors of his art and others were generated using prompts to Stable Diffusion. Bård trained StyleGAN 3 with these images and curated a set of twenty art pieces for this collection.

The nude fire. Grasping at identity is like a flicker of fire. The flame goes out when held too tightly. The desire to know brings more uncertainty. In the age of artificial intelligence, we are learning to live with the anxiety of our naked uncertainty. Our nakedness meets the flame. We still seek to know the next event, whether by fire or the casting of bones, or now by algorithms and models trained on all of human knowledge.

The textures evoke the color and form of paintings from a distance and merge the human form with fire. A closer inspection shows the fingerprint of the AI algorithms can be seen in the matrix-like patterns.

See the enitre collection of twenty art pieces at Expanded.Art