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Alfonso Oliva

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Hat, 90"x60", print on paper, 2017
Sky, 90"x60", print on paper, 2017
Shoe, 90"x60", print on paper, 2017
Splash, 30"x30", print on paper, 2017
Snow, 60"x60", print on paper, 2017
Artist's Statement

In my work, I combine my passion for photography and engineering to create digital artwork that communicates feelings through mathematics.
Although my images are based on mathematical algorithms, they are abstract enough to allow individual interpretation.
My focus is to make graphics that can capture the viewer's attention and allow them to leave reality for an instant to venture into the visuals and embrace the emotions that each of my piece holds.
Over the past 15 years I have experimented different media and techniques, starting at the age of 18 in my hometown in Italy and developing into new techniques since I moved in New York in 2009.
The human versus technology game is at the base of my work.
A computer is like a human being. You give something good in input, you get something good in output. I feed machines with personal thoughts and confessions, and in return, they allow me to express what is possible in no other medium.


Alfonso Oliva (born in Cassino, Italy October 06 1983) is an Italian computational artist noted for his algorithmic driven digital works. Oliva lived the first 25 years of his life in Italy up until moving to New York in 2009 where he now lives and creates his works. He earned his Master with focus in Computational Design at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey and is currently conducting a PhD titled: “Computing in the Arts: a computational approach to artistic design” with UNICAS in Italy. Oliva has been recognized as one of the top 10 under 40 in the USA for computational design by the CE Magazine and recently received the Italian Young Talent award from the Arkes Association in Italy.