A revisit of Bauhaus artist Josef Albers in the digital age.
Based on his Homage to the Square series I recreated his analog color theory and composition studies. In this series he explores the interactions of colors and how they change their relation to their surroundings.
“Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.” (Josef Albers)
In my creative process I translated his abstract principles into rulesets and expressed them with code. The outcome is an interactive design generator exploring Albers’ research and extending it to the digital realm.2023
- Creative Coding
- Graphic Design
Josef Albers (1888–1976)
Albers worked as both painter and theoretician and in his color compositions we can see heavy influences from his tutor Johannes Itten. He eventually emigrated to the US and became one of the most influential visual arts teachers of the 20th century.
His book Interaction of Color became a seminal text for artists and designers and offers deep insights into the complex relationships and perceptions of colors.
“And in the end, the study of color is the study of ourselves.”
Homage to the Square Serigraphs by Josef Albers
Josef Albers with one of his Homage to the Square paintings, ca. 1965. Photo: Walter Rüdel. Source