Artificial Intelligence (AI) Art is making an entrance into Interior Design

Original article was published by Beth Jochim on Artificial Intelligence on Medium


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Art is making an entrance into Interior Design

AI and interior

[This article has been previously published on Cueva Gallery’s blog on November 6, 2019]

[Fig.1] A welcoming entrance hall with art hanging on the walls

What does interior design have in common with AI art?

If you think it is a tricky question and you are tempted to say absolutely nothing, well, stop for a moment because the answer is instead quite simple: they both have an impact on the space where people live in and therefore on people lives.

The psychology of space is at the heart of many businesses along with a strong vision of bringing creativity into a project that must show also a distinctive stamp [1]. Of course, the works change depending on the space. Creating a project for a commercial area is different that working on one for hospitality or a hospital. The crucial aspect is to tune in with the client and have a solid vision, making a space that is enjoyable and where people want to spend time in and go back to. It is a question of understanding and translating an atmosphere, both in the home and in a commercial environment. However, the atmosphere is not the only aspect to take care of when working on a project. The other important one is the integration of the functionality of the space for which the designer’s intervention is thought.

[Fig.2] Ixchel is the translation of Maya garments into art. Imagined and painted by AI. Courtesy of diavlex and Cueva Gallery

So, what about generative art and, more specifically, AI art? We live in a world that has turned digital at a very fast speed. To explain the motivations why this form of art can not be ignored by other creative industries, I like to quote Jason Bailey’s interesting article Why Love Generative Art?”[2] because it captures the point.

No art form has captured this transitional time period — our time period — better than generative art. Generative art takes full advantage of everything that computing has to offer, producing elegant and compelling artworks that extend the same principles and goals artists have pursued from the inception of modern art.

Also

Every generation claims art is dead, questioning why it has no Michelangelos, no Picassos, only to have their grandchildren point out generations later that the geniuses were among us the whole time. We have a unique opportunity to embrace some of the most important artists of our generation while most of them are still living (and working).

Art is communication and translates experiences across space and time. Color and shapes impact positively or negatively the environment we are in, it doesn’t matter whether it’s home or work.

We are living in a digital world and we are increasingly digitized. Humans relationship with technology, even in the artistic practice, becomes a reason of reflection on what we are and, potentially, on what we can become.