Casey Reas, ‘Process 6’, 2010, Maharam
Casey Reas, ‘Process 6’, 2010, Maharam

Process 6 is part of a series in which Casey Reas assigns behaviors to visual elements without directly controlling them through simple coding that yields complex results. Structure emerges as the behaviors unfold and the elements modify themselves in relation to their environment.

Series: Maharam Digital Projects

Image rights: © 2010 Casey Reas, Maharam under license

About Casey Reas

Casey Reas co-created Processing, an open-source programming language and environment for creating images and animation. Reas began writing software to produce his own complex images, which take the form of prints, installations, and site-specific digital murals. “I write software to draw millions of lines in a few seconds,” he says, “to make thousands of calculations and decisions in a fraction of a second, to go beyond what my mind can imagine without its digital extension.” The abstract patterns and shifting structures contained within his images and animations explore ideas of transformation and evoke systems both organic and synthetic.

American, b. 1972, based in Los Angeles, California