Cartoon by Bill Watterson, July 15, 1995

Artist statement

Premise: I hate these^ things but apparently that's how the contemporary art world works. Yes it means speaking in third person like Caesar from Shakespeare. I should really do like Anna Berry.

vvz3n is a hacker, virtual artist and lover of anything computer generated (except LLMs).

He sees code as a way of expressing thoughts, feelings and ideas; not just as a tool to solve problems, but to create new ones. Through the design of apparently long-winded algorithmic processes, most of his work is aimed to the exploration and visualization of data, and investigating the line between knowledge and information. Most of these projects result in interactive computational artefacts : machines, algorithms, simulations.

In 2014, he collaborated with NAGEL (electronics and cello) to create the audio-driven visuals for their live performance in Verona (Italy).

In 2017, he won an award at the 2017 Digital Design Awards in Milan thanks to a data-driven illustration of the car crashes happening in Rome in a single year.

In 2018, he pursued a Computational Arts at Goldsmiths, where he presented, as the final project, a Paintball machine hacked to shoot portraits of people.

He's been working since 2019 as a software developer in different VFX studios.