Who are you?
My name is Andrés Senn, I’m an artist, coder and media dev based in Córdoba, Argentina. I’ve been minting since dec/2018. Love gen art and creative coding.
When did you start making art?
In 1994 I began to study traditional musical composition. In the late 90’s I implemented the computer to compose electroacoustic music and sound art. In the early 2000s, I started experimenting with image editing software. Later I left music and sound art aside to enter more into the world of image and programming.
When did you start making generative art?
It was natural, I think. It all started when I met Processing in 2007 at a seminar on new technologies for creation, and it was a one-way road. While generativity is not unique to programming, programming quickly allows you to get involved in the process.
What would you call your style?
Basically, I do generative art (bunch of rules, input values, some randomness, using computer to run the algorithm and wait the output) but this is just a mechanism, a methodology, the interesting thing is when we join it to the choice of elements visuals and how these interact with each other on the visual plane. I become a spectator of my work, it is like a permanent, infinite exploration.
How did you hear about FxHash?
I heard about it in the discord communities/twitter. Although it is not the first platform for generative art, it is very accessible and has a large community behind it. It was like a breath of fresh air. Before, I had to select a piece among many results, and I felt it was unfair, because I liked them all, and this selection seemed unnatural to me. Although I didn’t jump on the platform right away, I felt that what I was doing was a perfect fit with fxHash and I started to investigate and learn from the dynamics.
You seem to most love to create with minimal colors and noise. Why is this?
Regarding the colors, I feel that I cannot handle them, it is something pending. Regarding the “noise”, I started using that concept because I felt that the result was too pure, perfect figures, immaculate lines, I needed to break and generate more tension. Also, at first, I was very interested in the glitch aesthetic, which I incorporated in some works.
What are your plans for 2022?
For now, keep experimenting with generativity. Also, at some point, return to the old love of sound art.
Is there anyone you want to shoutout?
There are a lot of people I would like to thank, the Argentine community that is numerous, colleagues and collectors who believed in me from the first days even though I didn’t quite understand what all this was about at those days. To the Knownorigin fam that was my first home when I started in the NFT world at the end of 2018.
For those just starting out, be patient and don’t lose focus on your art. Thanks JohnArt for the interview!