December 2, 2008
San Base inspires through art and technology.
Want to see something really neat? Check out San Base
, where you’ll find the artist’s enchanting "Dynamic Paintings." Using software he developed himself, San Base is able to create phenomenal art that constantly changes in harmony and never repeats. San Base is on to something. You see, I’m not a fan of the "Mona Lisa." It’s not that I don’t think Leonardo da Vinci was an amazing painter; it’s just that I’m tired of seeing that somewhat frumpy woman’s face all over the place. I want some thing fresh, something new and invigorating, something that I appreciate every time I look at it. I think that’s what many people want. "Mona Lisa" might have been an inspirational work in the 16th century, but today we crave the next best thing. And the next best thing is introduced every day. Or, as in the case of San Base’s artwork, the next best thing is introduced every second. Every aspect of every frame of these live-motion "Dynamic Paintings" is contingent on the frame before it. To become better, more beautiful, more brilliant, the artwork first had to be where it was before it went where it did. Ideas are the same way. No matter how good they are, ideas either sit stagnant for years, decades or centuries; or they’re built upon, allowed to flow and grow until they’re something truly spectacular. San Base mixed computer engineering with a desire to be aesthetically different and came away with breakthroughs in both technology and art. We get to enjoy it, and to learn from it. So grab a cup of joe, browse his website and kickback for some computer-generated inspiration. Where do you draw your inspiration from?