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. A different, larger scale selection of Alex’s work is available on Saatchi Art. To find out what Alex has been up to lately, visit the News page. You can also download the latest edition of his newsletter.

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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 Inkt Vis Inkt series

Generative one-off art print Inkt Vis Inkt 220810 1022 by Alex Russell
Inkt Vis Inkt 220810 1022
Generative one-off art print Roundles Pallet 221019 1513 by Alex Russell
Roundles Pallet 221019 1513
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 Inkt Vis Inkt

Inkt Vis Inkt

Inkt Vis Inkt is a series of one-off prints and artworks, combining Riso-printed imagery, translations of screen-printing techniques and the possibilities of creative code with digital printing. It explores relationship between successive printing technologies. Read more here; browse/buy here.

Generative one-off art print Inkt Vis Inkt 220809 2135 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
Inkt Vis Inkt 220809 2135 (detail 1)

Roundles Pallet

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. Read more here; browse/buy here.

Generative one-off art print Roundles Pallet 220805 2002 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
Roundles Pallet 220805 2002 (detail 1)
Generative one-off art print Connected Play 220610 0431 by Alex Russell (detail 2)
ConnectedPlay 220610 0431 (detail 2)

Connected Play

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.

ApeiroPattern generative art print Endlich Nach Zahn 20220120 1328 by Alex Russell (detail)
Endlich Nach Zahn 20220120 1328 (detail)

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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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)
Generative one-off art print Gen2220 220305 1343 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
Gen2220 220305 1343 (detail 1)

Genuary 2022 (pt.1)

Genuary is a generative art challenge that takes place in January each year. Participants use a daily prompt to “build code that makes beautiful things” (in the words of its co-ordinators), sharing their work on social media. Alex first did it in 2021.
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ApeiroPattern generative art print Genuary22 05 20220310 091930 by Alex Russell (detail 2)
Genuary22 05 20220310 091930 (detail 2)

Genuary 2022 (pt. 2)

Alex experimented with isometric perspective, colour palette algorithms and recursive functions. It was also an opportunity to delve into more code-created imagery, in addition to the library of pre-prepatred hand-made images and other content he normally works with.
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