Abstract Dreams by Daniel Ambrosi represents the next step in the evolution of his Dreamscapes project. This collection of mesmerizing limited edition video loops produced specifically for the MORF ArtStick™ further dissociates the generated artwork from the underlying photography and toward the subconscious. Each video zooms and blends between a trilogy of abstract artworks, all of which are based on photographic details curated from a full scene Dreamscape depicting a specific real-world location.
The artworks themselves begin with photographs which have been interpreted or “dreamed” by Ambrosi’s enhanced version of DeepDream. These dreamed photos are then abstractified via a variety of image filters before being subjected to a second pass of dreaming.
Finally, the three Abstract Dreams are superimposed and animated using motion graphics software.
Dreamscape Reveries by Daniel Ambrosi are idyllic limited edition digital art experiences that immerse you in ultra-high fidelity. Every artwork is accompanied with a version that allows you to explore as you zoom in well beyond what today’s best screens can showcase. Discover wondrous and unexpected new worlds as you control your own personal Dreamscape experience. Each limited edition piece in this collection is designed so you can explore your entire Dreamscape as it was intended in full resolution as wide as 30,000 pixels.
Dreamscapes are also offered as unique and small edition luminous LED edge-lit silicone edge tension fabric structures. These Dreamscape light boxes can be purchased in sizes ranging from 40 x 40 inches to 8 x 16 feet with prices ranging from $7,500 to $67,500.
For Dreamscape light box inquiries, please contact a MORF Gallery art consultant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daniel Ambrosi is recognized as one of the founding creators of the emerging AI art movement and is noted for the nuanced balance he achieves in human-AI hybrid art.
Based near Silicon Valley in Half Moon Bay, California, Ambrosi has been exploring novel methods of visual presentation for almost 40 years since entering the Program of Computer Graphics at Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Masters in 3D Graphics.
In 2011, Ambrosi devised a unique form of computational photography that generates exceptionally immersive landscape images. More recently, Ambrosi’s “Dreamscapes” build upon his previous experiments by adding a powerful new graphics tool to his artistic workflow: an enhanced version of “DeepDream,” a computer vision program evolved from Google engineers’ desire to visualize the inner workings of Deep Learning artificial intelligence models.
With proprietary access to a customized version of DeepDream expressly modified by two brilliant software engineers, Joseph Smarr (Google) and Chris Lamb (NVIDIA), to operate successfully on his giant images, Ambrosi has been empowered to develop large scale artworks that display exquisite sensitivity and intricacy. Ambrosi’s engaging AI-augmented artworks and grand format landscape images have been exhibited at international conferences, art fairs, and gallery shows, installed in major tech offices, featured in multiple publications, and are collected by enthusiastic patrons worldwide.
My initial experiments in computational photography were driven by my desire to create photo-based depictions of the world that better convey the feeling of a place and the way we really experience it: not just visually, but also viscerally and cognitively. My grand format landscape images that result from these experiments are inspired by the 19th century master paintings of the Hudson River School and by the great romantic European landscape paintings that preceded them. Like those works, some of which reached ten feet in width, I’ve endeavored to create uncannily immersive and idyllic scenic experiences that deliver both breadth and detail.
Now, with the recent technological developments in deep learning and artificial intelligence, along with the hard work and ingenuity of my generous engineering colleagues, Joseph Smarr (Google) and Chris Lamb (NVIDIA), I’ve been able to push my artwork in an intriguing new direction. Thanks to custom enhancements made to Google’s DeepDream software, it has become possible for me to imbue my giant landscape images with a stunning degree of unexpected form and content. These “Dreamscapes” represent my attempt to remind myself and others that we are all actively participating in a shared waking dream, a dream that is on the precipice of considerable amplification by rapid advances in artificial intelligence and virtual reality.