Gerhard Mantz



Gerhard Mantz creates computer-models simulating the artistic image conception and shows how spontaneous decisions within the framework of systematic structure and order can produce artworks.

The videos are based on scripts. These scripts deliver operating instructions for a computer to generate sequences of images and animations.

A computer program is expected to be self-contained, to run logically and to produce predictable results. My programs use controlled commands, but beyond that they open windows to the unpredictable. They are scripted to provide possibilities and liberties for artworks to arise. What is possible will eventually happen.

Each video has a determined order as well as a determined structure of unpredictability. Thus an animation keeps its significant stile, while its single images diversify in form, color and composition.

This work is not only a scenario of the creative process, it is also a comment on abstract painting.