Optical Minimal Art

Hans Kuiper
Proceedings of Bridges 2012: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2012)
Pages 405–408 Short Papers


In this paper I describe how I create my Optical Minimal Art. A high-resolution image is divided into strips and pixel rows. Then the number of colors is reduced to 8 within each pixel row. The strips are arranged either parallel to each other, circularly or spiraling, or according to shapes found via Gielis' superformula. The resulting images change their character depending the distance from which they are viewed.