Conceptual artist in Berlin interested in the philosophy of technology. His work - which ranges from sculpture to animation, collage, and generative digital art - explores emerging aesthetics by composing software and language. Harm named his son after Noam Chomsky.
“I like generative art because to some extent the outputs are unpredictable, and I like to tame the chaos.”
Following the momentum of some of these early works and inspired by the possibilities emerging to support artists creating on-chain works, Harm founded left gallery in Berlin in 2015 with his partner Paloma. At that time, there weren’t platforms or infrastructure available for artists that wanted to produce and sell purely digital work. The gallery produced and sold downloadable digital art and gave up-and-coming artists resources to create their own on-chain art and eventually release their own NFTs. left gallery closed in spring 2022, and Harm continues to develop solo projects and push boundaries in the digital art space.
Harm is currently working on a variety of projects, many of which expand on his previous works. In 2021, he released Mutant Garden Seeder, which is a set of 512+1 fully unique generative art pieces. The pieces are made with Cartesian genetic programming. Viewers can interact with the shapes in the piece, causing them to mutate.
Another recent NFT release of note is “Markov’s Dream: Orb (lite)”. This set is a spin-off of his “Markov’s Dream” series of generative animations, which in turn was a remake of the 2004 piece “Markov’s Window”. What’s unique about the latest NFT set is the art itself is on chain, rather than just having the ownership contractor on chain. Harm is interested in using the Blockchain itself as part of the medium, rather than just using it for providence. This will be one of the first NFT sets created and minted entirely on chain.