What is AI Art?

AI Art refers to art that in whole or in part has been created with the use of Artificial Intelligence. An AI model in this context is generally an autonomous generative approach that is non-human and can independently determine features of an artwork that would otherwise require decisions made directly by the artist. In some cases the human creator may claim that the generative system represents their own artistic idea, and in others that the system takes on the role of the creator. AI Art and in particular Generative art often refers to algorithmic art (algorithmically determined computer generated artwork), but artists can also make it using systems of chemistry, biology, mechanics and robotics, smart materials, manual randomization, mathematics, data mapping, symmetry, tiling, and more. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generative_art]

Creativity is generally accepted to be an occurrence that involves unexplored and imaginative ideas turning into reality, or the formation of a new physical object of great value. In both cases, it is something that requires time and action, a manipulation of what is our mental and spiritual pool of resources recombined in unexpected and unique ways.

In recent years, we have seen AI applied with success to different kinds of art, from music, to filmmaking, to design and visual arts. This is a hot topic: museums, galleries, AI experts and computing artists are debating if AI can or should be creative, how far its boundaries in the creative process could be pushed, if its role would be merely of assistance to the artist, or if one day AI will become a more structured partner or an artist in its own right.

With Cueva Gallery, art is – first of all – an experience for both the artists and the collectors. We support the idea that AI can enhance the creativity of the artists through a fruitful and dynamic collaboration between creative minds, the human and the artificial one. In particular, the gallery aims to put the artist (also with no skills in AI and Machine Learning) in the position of co-creating the experience, being inspired by the new technology which is an alley, a partner in the production of new pieces.

Future collectors will have a say too. They will be educated on AI Art and advised to create their collections with unique pieces that could also be tailored on personal taste.

Exclusivity, for Cueva Gallery, is not a matter of price but the possibility of buying a (bespoke) piece to relate to, to understand and to love. 

What do you think about AI Art? If you would like to express your thoughts and opinions  or have questions for us, please contact us on Twitter, we will be happy to hear from you: @cuevagallery