Concentric, A Generative Art Series

An exploration of form, color, and texture.

Concentric draws its inspiration from three monumental figures in the realm of art: Milton Glaser, Hilma af Klint, and Wassily Kandinsky.

Eric’s appreciation for these artists is evident in his work, with each piece acting as an echo of their influence while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of generative art. The body of work represents a convergence of inspirations and art forms.

Using Javascript, he created a series of 416 generative artworks. His process involved meticulously crafting each layer, imbuing them with elements borrowed from Glaser, af Klint, and Kandinsky. The result is a series of artworks that pay homage to these artistic giants while showcasing Eric’s unique creative voice.

Released under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, Concentric not only stands as a testament to the evolution of art but also encourages the free exchange of ideas, echoing the principles of the artists who inspired him.

Milton Glaser

One of the key inspirations for Concentric is Milton Glaser’s graphic style of art-making. Glaser, renowned for his imaginative and playful designs, made a significant impact on Eric. One of Glaser’s works that particularly influenced Eric is “Saratoga Festival” from 1980. The work captures an idyllic fantasy portrayed through the lens of a Pan figure overlooking a serene lake. The blend of fantastical elements and harmonious color treatment stirred Eric to translate this graphic style into his own generative art series.

Hilma af Klint

Another source of inspiration for Eric is the groundbreaking work of Swedish artist Hilma af Klint. The exploration of geometric forms and spiritual concepts in af Klint’s work, specifically in “Svanen (The Swan), No. 17, Group 9, Series SUW,” deeply resonated with him. Despite the fact that this work was never exhibited during af Klint’s lifetime, its impact on Eric’s Concentric series is palpable, informing his usage of circle forms as a principal element.

Wasilly Kandinsky

Completing the triad of artistic inspirations is Wassily Kandinsky’s “Color Study. Squares with Concentric Circles” (1913). Known for his radical approach to color and texture, Kandinsky’s influence is mirrored in Eric’s daring use of colors and varied textures. Kandinsky’s work, crafted using watercolor, gouache, and crayon on paper, is transmuted into the digital sphere by Eric, showcasing a fusion of traditional and contemporary mediums.