Autumn 2023

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Marian Bantjes makes collages using multiple AI images [EXTRACT]

Marian Bantjes writes: I created large conglomerate pieces using around 200 individually generated images, which I then arranged in a loosely interpreted ‘floral arrangement’ in a vase.

For a while now I have been making what I call ‘sticker paintings’, created analogue, from stickers I buy on eBay. The stickers must be generic and mass-produced and are often vintage. When I discovered Midjourney’s ability to create similar multiples by regenerating the same image over and over, I realised …

Top image: Bouffants.

Marian Bantjes, graphic artist, writer, Bowen Island, Canada

Read the full version in Eye no. 105 vol. 27, 2023

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