"My work explores relationships between randomness and structure. Because the computer is uniquely suited for this task, I create artwork primarily through writing custom algorithms that generate images. This generative approach allows me to express ideas about the world which are too fine, too complex, too structured, or too chaotic to represent by hand. The natural world is, by its nature, generated by sets of rules (such as the laws of physics).
Through programming, I attempt to capture the spirit of these rules in a visual format. The computer is uniquely powerful at representing both structure and randomness, making it ideal for an exploration of the intersection of the two. The algorithms I write utilize randomness in a deep, foundational way. Each use of randomness is carefully controlled to produce effects that are expected and yet often produce surprises."
from the University of Texas in 2010, and worked on Apache Cassandra, a high performance
database, for six years. Before focusing on generative artwork, Tyler studied traditional figure
drawing and oil painting, with an emphasis on landscapes and portraits. In 2017, Tyler became
a full-time artist, focusing on promoting and developing the underexplored medium of generative
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