Kim Asendorf (1981, Germany) is creating abstract visual systems, conceptually set and realized in algorithms, that are open for a wide range of interpretations. He is working on a per pixel level to create worlds, that mix simplicity with complexity, that never sleep, that can put the viewer in a mesmerizing state. He loves to experiment, is driven by curiosity and finds satisfaction when the results of his work surprise himself. With roots in Net Art, he likes to keep his work easily accessible and the Internet is his favorite canvas.
Asendorf is widely know for the creation of a Pixel Sorting algorithm he made Open Source and that has been used by thousands of artists and designers since 2012. He created image file formats as work of art or the first animated GIF sent into Deep Space.
His work has been shown at festivals and institutions like Transmediale, ZKM Karlsruhe, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, NCCA Yekaterinburg, Eyebeam, NIMK, LEAP or the Overlapping Biennial Bucharest and at galleries and fairs like Unpainted (Munich), Moving Image Contemporary Art Fair (London), Creation Gallery G8 (Tokyo), Carroll / Fletcher (London), Office Impart (Berlin), XPO Gallery (Paris) or The Photographers' Gallery (London) and received honorary mentions and created controversial discussions on major blogs, media and art magazines and television.
Image credit: Ariel Institute