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Property from an Iconic Digital Art Collection

Tyler Hobbs

Fidenza #861

Auction Closed

May 19, 10:59 PM GMT


100,000 - 150,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Iconic Digital Art Collection

Tyler Hobbs

b. 1987

Fidenza #861

PNG, 2400 x 2000 pixels

Executed in 2021, this work is unique.

Token ID: 78000861

Smart Contract: 0xa7d8d9ef8d8ce8992df33d8b8cf4aebabd5bd270

Token Standard: ERC-721

Blockchain: Ethereum

Minted by Svinsernn


Acquired from above

Tyler Hobbs, based in Austin, is one of the leading figures in the contemporary generative art sphere. Released in June 2021, the Fidenza project rapidly grew into one of the most highly regarded generative art projects to date. Following in the technical footsteps of artists like Roman Verostko and Vera Molnar, Hobbs’ creates visual frameworks algorithmically and plays with variations within them. Each artwork is entirely unique based on a series of 999 outputs, with each work bearing the artist's recognizable ''flow field'' that conveys this vivid movement to the composition spanning a variety of colors, from vibrant colors to black and white or monochrome. The scale also defines the level of detail produced in the output, accentuating this sensation of movement within the work. Fidenzas are a quintessential example of how the randomized process of generative art can produce results that are perfectly balanced, such as the Spiral beautifully placed at the center of the composition in Fidenza #725. 

Hobbs relates his work to the system-based practices of artists like Sol LeWitt and Agnes Martin, who took similarly methodical approaches to mark-making. He also refers to the visual artist Casey Reas for building the software he uses to create his work.

Fidenza was designed with 14 different probabilistic color palettes. Of those, Luxe is the most common, and incorporates the largest variety of colors: sixteen in total. Fidenza #861 showcased elegantly the color palette white on cream, which only 10 works from the series contain. This color palette resonates with his strong influence for 1960s minimalists and especially to the use of color by Agnes Martin.