“Painted Cities” explores the memory and dream state of a city through the fusion of motion and ink. The digital paintings are created using a unique technique I’ve been researching, which includes multiple forms of Ai especially Neural Style Transfer to fuse videos with ink, texture, and photographs. It often takes weeks of testing and research before discovering perfect synergy between motion and texture.
The pieces for this series cover painted memories of Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. Created specifically to challenge the culture of collecting paintings. Mohler hopes these pieces further the digital art movement and open the eyes of traditional collectors to digital mediums that are conceptual, thought provoking, and engaging even while living on a screen.
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“Rome” — Mohler. Dec. 1, 2020. Video: 45sec. 3840px w. 2160px h. Ai neural style transfer treatment of footage of the Roman Forum taken by myself in 2018. First of the “Painted Cities” series which explores the subconscious of Ai and painted video.
“City on City” — Mohler. Nov. 20, 2020. Video: 45sec. 1080px w. 1920px h. Experiments with neural style transfer, combining the style from a photo of the LA streets and this video of European city traffic. Cities on cities. Second of the “Painted Cities” series which explores the subconscious of Ai and painted video.
“Skate Grunge” — Mohler. Feb.5, 2021. Video 45sec. 3840px w. 2160px h. Ai neural style transfer treatment of footage of the Venice Skate Park taken by Mohler in 2020. Another of the “Painted Cities” series which explores the subconscious of Ai and painted video.
“Grunge City” — 3840 x 2160. 57secs. Can you tell what city this is? Styletransfer research with 7 street photos around the Los Angeles Arts District. Fourth in the Painted Cities series.
“Tower Bridge” — Mohler. 3840 x 2160. 60secs. Neural Style Transfer research on film I took while traveling through London in 2018. Love how it starts with a historical monument and ends with the modern city skyline.
“Cinque Terre” —Mohler. 3840 x 2160. 72secs. Love how you can see little people walking in this. Styletransfer video art filmed by myself in 2018. Trained with watercolors. Fifth in the Painted Cities series. Tokenized on Superrare.
“Basilica” — Mohler. March 18th, 2020. Video: 41sec. 3840px w. 2160px h. Ai neural style transfer treatment of footage of the Basilica of SS. Ambrose and Charles on the Corso taken by Mohler in 2018. A special release for the “Painted Cities” series which explores the subconscious of Ai and painted video. Sound by Luke Mombrea.
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