Brings historical figures to life
Bas Uterwijk’s AI portraits look just like photographs but are generated in collaboration with an algorithm. Each portrait begins with uploaded drawings and paintings of people that lived before the invention of photography. With the help of a neural network, he then creates realistic interpretations that blur the line between photography and post-photography.
Every piece inquires into the visual character of the person rendered. By combining cultural-historical with archeological elements, Uterwijk arrives at layered and fascinating conclusions.