by Alain Chivilò
From 6/10 to 15/12/2023 the exhibition “Daniel Ambrosi. AI and the Landscapes of Capability Brown” at Robilant+Voena, London.
First solo in London and at Robilant+Voena, landscapes by American artist Daniel Ambrosi recall the view of eighteenth-century in a modern way. Along the afrtworks, as main effect involving visitor and spectators: what look from afar to be vast photographic panoramas, on closer encounter reveal themselves to be composed of myriads of brushstroke-like marks that recall the works of Impressionism, while simultaneously creating a hyperreal vision.
Daniel Ambrosi’s statement: “the work of Capability Brown represents the power of ideas and artistic vision; his work demonstrates the ability of ideas to shape reality. I love how his visions were influenced by popular landscape paintings of his time, which Brown transmuted into real world landscapes that have been enjoyed by people to this very day. It’s especially poetic to me how the collective vision of Brown and his artistic predecessors continues to reverberate centuries later when I undertook this project to capture these places photographically and turn them back into landscape paintings”.
Daniel Ambrosi (born 1958) is a California-based visual artist specialising in digital and AI-augmented art. He studied at Cornell University, where he received a bachelor of Architecture and a masters in 3D Graphics. During the 40 years since graduating, he has practised digital art, and starting in 2015, with engineering assistance from Joseph Smarr (Google) and Chris Lamb (NVIDIA), developed an enhanced version of Google’s ‘DeepDream’ technology, that has allowed him to create his large-scale immersive Dreamscape series.
©AC, NDSL, AM, Alain Chivilo