Alex Russell creates generative art and creative code. He combines coding (computer programming) with drawing, painting, collage, mono-printing and photography to make original, one-off prints. His generative processes assemble libraries of his hand-made and digital images into unique artworks.
You can buy prints from the shop, or contact Alex to commission art from him. To find out what Alex has been up to lately, visit the News page.
Alex is showing/selling at: 6 Nov Liverpool Print Fair, 13 Nov Leeds Craft and Flea. Come and say hello.

Browse and buy one-off prints

A small selection of Alex’s latest generative art and creative code prints are below. Visit the shop for the full range of unique, original artworks, including the new Roundles Pallet series.

Generative one-off art print Roundles Pallet 220804 1801 by Alex Russell
Roundles Pallet 220804 1801
Generative one-off art print Roundles Pallet 220804 1756 by Alex Russell
Roundles Pallet 220804 1756
Generative one-off art print Future Rope Core Memory 220730 2321 by Alex Russell
Future Rope Core Memory 220730 2321
Generative one-off art print A Scheme Not Of This World 220803 002 by Alex Russell (full image)
A Scheme Not Of This World 220803 002

Artwork series, including new Roundles Pallet

Future Rope Core Memory

Future Rope Core Memory examines representations of the natural world and the past, exploring their use as decoration in the urban environment. The code models methods of ornamental composition to combine floral and landscape imagery with traditional pattern elements.
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ApeiroPattern generative art print Future Rope Core Memory 220310 1901 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
FRCM 220310 1901 (detail 1)

A Scheme Not Of This World

A Scheme Not Of This World explores the concept of abstract map-making by creating imaginary topographies. The code simulates textile/graphic design and fine art methods of arranging content within an image, creating complexity from very simple elements.
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ApeiroPattern generative art print A Scheme Not Of This World 220203 003 by Alex Russell (detail 2)
ASNOTW 220203 003 (detail 2)
ApeiroPattern generative art print Endlich Nach Zahn 20220126 1222 by Alex Russell (detail)
Endlich Nach Zahn 20220126 1222

Endlich Nach Zahn

Endlich Nach Zahn investigates taking pencil drawing into a digital, generative context, combining figurative content with abstract mark-making. The code builds up highly complex artworks, using six different compositional models that respond to each others content as they emerge.
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ApeiroPattern generative art print Genuary2022 Jan09 Genuary2022 Jan20 20220201 123602 by Alex Russell (detail)
Genuary2022 Jan20 20220201 123602 (detail)

Genuary 2022

Genuary is a generative art challenge that takes place every year. Participants use a daily prompt to “build code that makes beautiful things” (in the words of its co-ordinators). Alex used it to delve into isometric perspective, colour palette algorithms and recursive functions. Read more here; browse/buy here.

Roundles Pallet: new

Roundles Pallet explores creating complexity from simple pattern. It has its roots in work Alex made in the late 2000s, researching the possibilities of digital printing. Further developed as part of Genuary 2022, Roundles Pallett mixes hand-made and code-created imagery. Browse/buy here.

Generative one-off art print Roundles Pallet 220805 2002 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
Roundles Pallet 220805 2002 (detail 1)

Connected Play: new-ish

Connected Play is a development of the “Architecture” prompt from Genuary 2022. It draws on the biological concept of genotypes and phenotypes alluding to the complex patterns of synaptic connections that allow humans to learn and form memories. Read more here; browse/buy here.

Generative one-off art print Connected Play 220610 0431 by Alex Russell (detail 2)
ConnectedPlay 220610 0431 (detail 2)