elementum.art is the first curated market place with a special focus on historical digital art and the great visionaries of contemporary digital art. Georg Bak; digital art curator and specialist, will be overseeing the curatorial program and the next drop dedicated to Hein Gravenhorst (*1937), the co-founder of Generative Photography.
Alongside Gottfried Jäger, Kilian Breier and Pierre Cordier, Hein Gravenhorst exhibited his photomechanic transformations in 1968 at the exhibition “Generative Fotografie” at Kunsthalle Bielefeld. Inspired by Herbert W. Franke – whom Gravenhorst met in 1964 for the first time – and his publication “Kunst und Konstruktion” (“Art and Construction”), 1957, these artists have coined the term “Generative Photography” which would become the first attempt in the history of photography to implement a systematic digital process in the creation of photographs.
Hein Gravenhorst has shown his artworks in major digital art exhibitions in the dawn of computer art such as “New Tendencies IV” in Zagreb in 1968 and “Wege zur Computerkunst” in 1970. Hein Gravenhorst’s career as an artist lasted from 1965 until 1973 before he dedicated his life to spiritualism and taoistic healing methods. Hein Gravenhorst’s artworks can be found in many major art collections in the world such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His artworks resemble the Op Art movement of his contemporaries such as Bridget Riley and show a proximity psychedelic visual effects and counter culture movement of the 1960s.
edition of 5
elementum.art presents a selection of five exclusive NFTs which the artist has recently created 2019 – 2021 and reflect his early pioneering psychedelic artworks.
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