Phaust is a generative art collective based in London and Brighton. With backgrounds in computer science and neuroscience, our work explores the eternal intersection between art and science. Randomness is explored and embraced as a creative force and a way of examining our place in increasingly complex systems.
Embracing the liberty of deploying code for aesthetic means, we also look to investigate the nature of collaboration. Be that collaboration between individuals, between human and machine, between us and nature, or with those who came before us.
We have released long form generative art collections with Art Blocks, Verse and fxhash. Pointila was our debut collection on Art Blocks and explored what happens when you combine the meticulous dots reminiscent of Pointillistic painting techniques with the channelled randomness of generative art. Co(r)ral built upon Pointila and highlighted the plight of coral bleaching. It was exhibited at UNESCO HQ in Paris in partnership with Museum Week, UNESCO and Verse and displayed on 1,600 billboards across Paris.