Brendan Dawes
The Art of Form and Code

Brendan Dawes is a UK based artist using generative processes involving data, machine learning and code, to create interactive installations, electronic objects, online experiences, data visualizations, motion graphics and physical sculptures.

A Lumen Prize and Aesthetica Art prize Alumni, his work has been featured in many exhibitions across the world including Big Bang Data in thirteen cities, three MoMA shows in New York together with his Cinema Redux work becoming part of the MoMA permanent collection in 2008.

Brendan draws much of his inspiration from popular culture and nature, often revolving his work around the concept of time and memory. These analytical explorations into our relationship with time and space have been an ongoing theme in Dawes’s work as he continues to question our understanding of the surrounding world.

Following his Genesis NFT on KnownOrigin selling within the hour to legendary collector WhaleShark, Dawes went on to release a collection on Nifty Gateway – selling out in under sixty seconds. He has also released work on MakersPlace, Foundation and SuperRare. He was part of ‘NTFism: No Fear in Trying’ curated by Kenny Schachter. His work has been auctioned at Sotheby’s Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale and “Generative Art and The Future” an Art exhibition in Shenzhen hosted by China’s largest auction house, Beijing Poly.

He is represented in the UK and Europe by Gazelli Art House.

Highlights include creating 99,999 generative snowflakes for the Winter 2020 limited edition release of Field Notes; a story-telling installation at the Sundance Film Festival for Airbnb; a generative installation for Twitter creating real-time digital creatures in response to tweets; a campaign for Trend Micro showing the beauty of Cyber security data; a print campaign for EE visualising social media traffic in eleven UK cities captured over three days; a 360 degree video projection for Platts displaying the journey of over 3000 ships as well as work now part of the permanent collection at MoMA in New York, creating a visual fingerprint of an entire movie.