Alessandro Valentino


Artwork description

"Optimist" is a commentary on attitudes towards environmental issues. Using mostly found materials, the delicate assemblage activates a digital portal to reveal an embodiment of the author's uneasiness with pollution conditions of major cities worldwide.
The digital geometric figure deforms and nervously reacts to air quality data retrieved in real-time, an augmented layer to the calmness and child-like quality of its physical artwork counterpart, itself a by-product of wasted resources. 

Object description

A representation of the inner core of "Optimist".

About the artist

Mathematician and artist interested in exploring the space between complex systems and visual art. I use coding to create generative systems which I collaborate with, searching for new forms and shapes.