FLORAFORMS by Harto

In the heart of my artistic exploration lies Floraforms, a digital homage to the transcendent work of Gustav Klimt, particularly his masterpiece, "The Kiss". This collection is a pivotal part of my journey, blending the essence of Klimt's art with the boundless potential of generative art and ordinals.

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This digital format not only allows for the preservation and global sharing of art but also opens up a dialogue about the value and ownership of digital creations. The integration of blockchain technology in this collection is a testament to my commitment to innovation and the democratisation of art.

Floraforms is set to be a pioneering generative art project in collaboration with a traditional art institution, the Belvedere Museum in Vienna. This venture pays homage to the museum's rich history and the era of Gustav Klimt, a time when artists, philosophers, and creatives produced groundbreaking and disruptive works.

INSPIRATION

While my roots are firmly planted in Barcelona(Spain), my artistic vision is global. Floraforms is a collection that transcends geographical boundaries, drawing inspiration from various cultures. The collection embraces the spirit of Japonisme, which significantly influenced Gustav Klimt at the turn of the 19th century and plays a central role.

This artistic exchange, especially evident in works like Klimt's "Portrait of Sonja Knips," which parallels Itō Jakuchū’s "Golden Pheasant and Bamboo in Snow," deeply influenced my creative process. Embracing this fusion of Eastern and Western artistic traditions, I integrate the delicate balance of colours, patterns, and symbolism from Japanese art into my digital canvases.

This approach not only pays homage to Klimt's legacy and his synthesis of Japonisme but also reflects my admiration for the profound impact of cross-cultural influences in art. Through "Floraforms," I aim to continue this dialogue, blending the past and the present, and celebrating the richness of global artistic heritage in the digital age.

FOUNDATION

The collection is an exploration of themes that are central to Klimt's vision - the profound interplay of human emotions and sexuality, the intricate dance of nature, and the fusion of the tangible with the ethereal realm of dreams.

Each piece is encapsulated within borders and backgrounds adorned with gold and ornamental patterns, reminiscent of Klimt's distinct approach, bridging the historic with the contemporary.

The collection features a rich floral tapestry, reflecting the lush gardens seen in "The Kiss", where digital blooms are not just visual elements but symbols of growth and vitality, metaphorically representing the thriving convergence of art and technology.

Furthermore, "Floraforms" explores the juxtaposition of geometric shapes and the fluidity of organic forms, mirroring the duality present in "The Kiss" , characteristic forms of my artwork where large, colorful geometric shapes take form.

The collection also draws inspiration from Klimt's abstract backgrounds, incorporating digital dreamscapes that encourage viewers to contemplate the boundless possibilities of art and imagination, thereby continuing the dialogue between the past and the present in the realm of digital art.

Klimt’s era was deeply immersed in the exploration of the human psyche, significantly influenced by Sigmund Freud's groundbreaking theories on the subconscious.

This fascination with the inner workings of the mind and the realm of dreams permeated the culture of the time, leaving a distinct mark on the artistic expressions of the period. Klimt, a prominent figure in this artistic landscape, often infused his paintings with a dream-like, surreal quality that vividly captured the essence of this philosophical zeitgeist. In my work, I aim to encapsulate this ethereal and introspective spirit that defined Klimt's time.

To achieve this, I have incorporated elements such as floating flowers and subtle grain textures, creating a spatial atmosphere that resonates with the oniric states often depicted in Klimt's art. The floating flowers are a nod to the transcendental and surreal aspects of dreams, symbolising the fluidity and ephemeral nature of thought and imagination. The grain texture adds a layer of depth and complexity, hinting at the elusive quality of dreams and the subconscious.

My collaboration with the Belvedere Museum is a significant milestone in my career. It represents a harmonious blend of the old and the new, as "Floraforms" is displayed in proximity to Klimt's original works. This juxtaposition offers viewers a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of art across time and mediums.

In conclusion, Floraforms is not just an art collection but a bridge that connects the past to the future, the real to the digital, and the artist to the world. It’s a journey that starts with the strokes of Klimt and flows into the pixels of the modern canvas, inviting everyone to experience the beauty and versatility of art in the digital age.

INFORMATION

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