Artificial Intelligence (AI) Art is making an entrance into Interior Design

Beth Jochim, Director and Co-Founder at Cueva Gallery. Twitter: @_bblurred

[Fig.1] A welcoming entrance hall with art hanging on the walls

 

What does interior design have in common with AI art?

If you think it is a tricky question and you are tempted to say absolutely nothing, well, stop for a moment because the answer is instead quite simple: they both have an impact on the space where people live in and therefore on people lives.

The psychology of space is at the heart of many businesses along with a strong vision of bringing creativity into a project that must show also a distinctive stamp [1]. Of course, the works change depending on the space. Creating a project for a commercial area is different that working on one for hospitality or a hospital. The crucial aspect is to tune in with the client and have a solid vision, making a space that is enjoyable and where people want to spend time in and go back to. It is a question of understanding and translating an atmosphere, both in the home and in a commercial environment. However, the atmosphere is not the only aspect to take care of when working on a project. The other important one is the integration of the functionality of the space for which the designer’s intervention is thought.

[Fig.2] Ixchel is the translation of Maya garments into art. Imagined and painted by AI. Courtesy of diavlex and Cueva Gallery

So, what about generative art and, more specifically, AI art? We live in a world that has turned digital at a very fast speed. To explain the motivations why this form of art can not be ignored by other creative industries, I like to quote Jason Bailey’s interesting article Why Love Generative Art?”[2] because it captures the point.

No art form has captured this transitional time period — our time period — better than generative art. Generative art takes full advantage of everything that computing has to offer, producing elegant and compelling artworks that extend the same principles and goals artists have pursued from the inception of modern art.

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Every generation claims art is dead, questioning why it has no Michelangelos, no Picassos, only to have their grandchildren point out generations later that the geniuses were among us the whole time. We have a unique opportunity to embrace some of the most important artists of our generation while most of them are still living (and working).

Art is communication and translates experiences across space and time. Color and shapes impact positively or negatively the environment we are in, it doesn’t matter whether it’s home or work.

We are living in a digital world and we are increasingly digitized. Humans relationship with technology, even in the artistic practice, becomes a reason of reflection on what we are and, potentially, on what we can become.

Can interior designers have access to and work with AI Art? and, why should they?

AI Art is getting its way into the art world. The concept of computer-generated art is still relatively new, but the art world is changing fast and so do collectors and buyers. If technical people appreciate it because they understand the challenges of making it, other audiences - such as interior designers - can appreciate it because AI Art is customizable, adaptive to the spaces they work with, and within a fast turnaround. In our age, the boundaries between physical and digital are blurring, and people are not so much interested in a medium anymore. A work of art communicates emotions or not, regardless of whether it was created with a brush or with a computer [3].

AI art is versatile and demonstrates a great creative potential, containing in itself infinite possibilities of realization that can be adjusted according to taste and need. Is it attractive? It can be uncanny and challenging, or more conventional and traditional. It is really up to you and to what story you want to tell through the artwork.

Are you into interior design and ready for innovation? If you have questions or comments, please contact us on Twitter or using the comment section below. We would love to hear what you think.∎

 

Resources and References

[1]https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/interiors/r%C3%B3is%C3%ADn-lafferty-design-can-be-hugely-impactful-on-people-s-lives-1.4068120

[2]https://www.artnome.com/news/2018/8/8/why-love-generative-art

[3] https://medium.com/cuevagallery/blurring-the-boundaries-between-physical-and-digital-the-love-for-art-of-andrei-taraschuk-f4e587e502e3


About the author: Beth Jochim is the Creative AI Lead at Libre AI, and Director and Co-Founder at Cueva Gallery. She works at the intersection of technology and arts. She is actively involved in different activities that aim to democratize the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, bringing the benefits of AI/ML to a larger audience. Connect whit Beth in LinkedIn or Twitter.


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