Author Archives: Andrew Werth

I’ve been playing around with generation of “three dimensional Turing Patterns.” For this example, I started with a random 3D cube of voxels and repeatedly applied a 3D blurring-and-sharpening algorithm to the cube. After a while, the system reaches a state in which you have positive and negative shapes and each slice is itself a […]

I’m experimenting with video Turing Patterns. Here’s a short video that moves back and forth between a time lapse film of clouds in the sky and Turing Patterns created using the video frames as seed images.  (YouTube compresses the heck out of the video, unfortunately.  You can also try watching it via Facebook (be sure […]

There’s an excellent article on Turing Patterns on ideas.ted.com, “How the Zebra Got Its Stripes, with Alan Turing“.  It summarizes the reaction-diffusion process between an activator and an inhibitor which Turing proposed could be responsible for many patterns in nature.  Recent research seems to confirm that Turing was right at least for some patterns, such […]

Although it’s a few months away, my two-person show with Alan J. Klawans at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, is coming up soon.  The exhibition, entitled Ideal Forms, runs from November 6 through November 30, 2014. We’ll be holding an opening reception on Saturday, November 8, from 3-6pm. Hope you can make it!  

The talk I gave at the West Windsor Arts Center on May 18, 2014, about abstraction, meaning, philosophy, and cognitive science, is now online on YouTube.  You may need to crank up the volume on your computer to hear it as this was a casual recording of the presentation. Once again, I’d like to thank […]

Hope you can make it to the West Windsor Arts Council (950 Alexander Rd, West Windsor, NJ) today (Sunday, May 18, 6pm) for my artist talk! I’ll be covering abstraction, meaning, philosophy, cognitive science, and more in this discussion of my work and of abstract art in general. There will be light refreshments served before […]

Save the date: Sunday, May 18, at 6pm! I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving an artist talk — “Abstraction in Mind” — at the West Windsor Arts Center on Sunday, May 18th, starting at 6pm. I’ll be talking about color theory and perception, meaning in abstract art, pattern formation in nature and on […]

My exhibition, Concepts + Realizations, with Alan J. Klawans is up for just a few more days at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville.  The show runs through Sunday, October 6, and gallery hours 11am-6pm (Thurs-Sun). If you haven’t seen the show and would like to, this is your last chance!  I’ll be at the gallery on […]

Several months ago I built a simple web-based color tool that allows you to browse and pick colors from a “virtual” Munsell Color Wheel.  I thought others might find it at least a little bit useful, too, and so am making it publicly available.  (Given that my web programming skills are several generations old, I […]

My 2013 exhibition with Alan J. Klawans, Concepts + Realizations, opens three weeks from today! Here are the details: Concepts + Realizations Artists’ Gallery 18 Bridge Street, Lambertville, NJ 08530 September 5 – October 6, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, from 4-7pm Here’s one of the paintings you’ll see in the exhibition: “Spin” (acrylic […]

I’m often asked about the process used to create my paintings.  Do I use stencils?  (No.)  How do you hold your hand steady?  (I use a home-made mahl-stick setup.)  How do I make all of those marks?  (See below)  How do you stay sane doing that?  (Good question! 😉 ) I thought I would put […]

Thank you to the folks over at Munsell Color (a division of X-Rite, Inc., focusing on color products and standards related to the Munsell Color System) for inviting me to contribute a blog post about my use of color!  For the article: Color Theory, Computer Color and the Artwork of Andrew Werth

My next 2-person show at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville is still more than four months away and I’m hard at work on a new body of paintings for the show. Until then, I’d like to invite you to save the date for the opening reception: September 7, 2013 (time still TBD). Once again I will […]

I’ll be one of the speakers at tonight’s “Arts, Culture, Tech, & Community” meetup at Artworks in Trenton.  (19 Everett Alley, Trenton, New Jersey, Wednesday, March 27, from 6:00-8:00pm).  This is a monthly gathering of people interested in discussing the uses of technology in art.  My talk, a brief 15-20 minutes or so, will be […]

It’s been an exciting year art-wise and I just wanted to take a few minutes to share some highlights.  But first, thank you to all of my friends, family, collectors, and followers for all of the encouragement, kind words, and art-talk we’ve shared this year.  I’ve had the pleasure once again of being with Artists’ […]