Leo Villareal, the prolific light artist, has revealed his next nonfungible token (NFT) collection titled Cosmic Bloom on the NFT platform Outland.
It has been reported that the fine art NFT collection uses custom live code to generate stellar organic cosmic photographs. The awe-inspiring digital images combine biological structures, and atomic patterns to produce the same feeling that we feel when we gaze upon the stars and the infinite universe.
However, Cosmic Bloom is a part of Leo Villareal’s “Cosmologies” NFT series. It is a follow-up to his previous “Cosmic Reef” NFT project that dropped in January 2022. Furthermore, this is Villareal’s debut NFT collection with Outland – a leading digital art platform that spearheads innovation at the intersection of art and technology.
The report said that Cosmic Bloom also embodies the artist’s trademark style, using computer coding to generate complex, non-repeating visual sequences in his light sculptures. Every piece of his next collection is unique and also combines sacred geometry with densely layered forms and shapes. Moreover, zooming in and out of the intricate artwork provides different levels and perspectives of patterns in continuous motion.
"I’ve been working with code for twenty years. All of my work is based on code but is then connected to light. In some ways, it’s liberating to be making purely digital works. I feel like I’ve just scratched the surface of what you can do with generative code in the browser."
Thus, Leo Villareal uses sculpture, LED lights, and software and creates sequenced light artworks. His art has been exhibited in galleries and public spaces around the world. In 2016, Villareal completed London’s Illuminated River Project. This long-term public artwork unveiled over 2019-2021 lights up nine Thames bridges. The artist is also responsible for “The Bay Lights,” an iconic 1.8-mile installation of 25,000 LED lights on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge.
Source: NFT Evening