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.
Please note that any orders placed between 10 and 21 August will be sent out on Monday 22 August.

Browse and buy one-off prints

A small selection of Alex’s generative art and creative code is below. Visit the shop for the full range of unique, original ApeiroPattern art prints, including the new Connected Play series.
Please note that any orders placed between 10 and 21 August will be sent out on Monday 22 August.

ApeiroPattern generative art print Future Rope Core Memory 220310 1842 by Alex Russell (full image)
FRCM 220310 1842
ApeiroPattern generative art print A Scheme Not Of This World 220203 004 by Alex Russell (full image)
ASNOTW 220203 004
ApeiroPattern generative art print Genuary22 31 20220310 002409 by Alex Russell
Genuary22 31 20220310 002409
ApeiroPattern generative art print Endlich Nach Zahn 20220120 1453 by Alex Russell
Endlich Nach Zahn 20220120 1453
ApeiroPattern generative art print Genuary22 01 220329 1409 by Alex Russell (full image)
GEN22 01 220329 1409
ApeiroPattern generative art print Genuary2022 Jan20 20220201 123602 by Alex Russell
Genuary2022 Jan20 20220201 123602
ApeiroPattern generative art print Genuary22 09 20220310 094741 by Alex Russell
Genuary22 09 20220310 094741
Generative one-off art print Connected Play 220610 1104 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
ConnectedPlay 220610 1104 (detail 1)

Artwork collections, including new Connected Play

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 (part 1)

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.

Genuary 2022 (part 2)

Alex approached the challenge with some clear ideas Genuary 22about what he wanted to achieve over the month. He had also started building a library of modular code that could relatively quickly be plugged together and pointed at a wide range of content. Read more here; browse/buy here.

One-off generative art print Genuary2201 220610 080117 by Alex Russell (detail 1)
GEN2201 220610 080117 (detail 1)

Connected Play: new

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)