Who are you?
I’m Omar, a 25 years old music producer and generative artist from Minas Gerais, Brazil.
When did you start making art?
My relationship with art comes from my childhood, where I painted pictures with materials won by an old lady, our neighbor Elza, who was a talented artist. She taught me many things, from clay sculptures to canvas painting.
I have always been fascinated by art in general, music, paintings, photography and poetry. Along with computing I’ve been playing with codes since 13 years, I took a break to start producing music, and I returned when I started in college with a bachelor’s degree in Systems Analysis and Development
I discovered generative art created with code in October 2021, and since then I have been amazed and very interested in learning this and mixing my love of art with programming.
How did you hear about Tezos?
I heard about tezos from some friends that makes music with me, time was passing and they started to create arts on Hic Et Nunc and sharing with me, I’ve totally amazed when saw NFT’s and Tezos arts at all, so I started to create some 3D animations in Blender to sell as NFT on HEN.
Tell us about your FxHash genesis mint “Are u mine?”
My first generative work ever, on FxHash, as generative art was very new to me. I heard about Hydra.js by Olivia Jack, a library where you can create good arts through shaders. This work was an experiment and studying, as all of my first works on FxHash, its very especial to me, because was the beggining of my learning. “Are u mine?” consists of randomic abstract soundwaves, that resemble the cover of Artic Monkeys song with the same name, “Are u mine?”.
What inspires your generative artworks?
Personal feelings, nature, loneliness, music and the possibilities the code and random() can give me, some unexpected result working with my imagination to create an abstract generative art. Experimenting and seeking for meaning when a random output comes.
What is the difference between a good and bad piece of generative art?
In my opinion its hard to tell in general what is good art or bad art.
The good art for me is what I like to see, observe and immerse. The ones that touch my eyes and heart, the concept behind the work. Its very personal, because what is good for me, maybe is not good for other person opinion.
The good art is the art made with real feelings. The bad art is the art created only for commercial purposes, empty.
Have you ever combined your music production with generative art?
Yes! I have some projects that uses. Tone.js to create generative music inside the generative art. I haven’t published anything yet, but still studying until I get a good result, my plans for the future in 2023 is to publish at least one project that mixed generative art and generative music.
What do you have planned for this year?
I’m working in alot of projects for this year, in various platforms and blockchains, I’m trying to improve my work and focusing on quality instead quantity. So I’m work in projects and concepts for platforms on ETH, like ArtBlocks and other great platform(secret at the moment, soon more details), and on Tezos, FxHash.
Is there anyone you want to shoutout?
Big shoutout to my dear brother Otávio Lobato, who started together in this generative world with me, learning and teaching each other.
I want to thank Gather Art for this interview, I feel honored to be in the space among giant artists!