Marius Watz (NO) is an artist working with visual abstraction through generative processes. An autodidact, he dropped out of Computer Science studies to pursue visual work through programming. His work is known for its bold colors and strong geometric composition.
Watz is the founder of Generator.x, a blog and series of events related to generative art and design. He is currently teaching at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (Faculty of Design) and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He also lectures and gives workshops on computational strategies for artists and designers.
“ElectroPlastique #1” (2005)
Selected recent exhibitions
Abstracts of Syn, Museumsquartier, Wien
Club Transmediale 2007, Berlin
Further Processing, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
Ars Electronica 2006, Linz
Art.ficial Emotion 3.0, Itau Cultural, Sao Paulo
C.Stem, Allegretti Contemporanea, Torino
AMODA Digital Showcase, Austin Museum of Digital Art
OFFF Festival 2006, Barcelona
Generator.x concert tour, 7 concerts in Norway
AV.06 festival, Newcastle
Club Transmediale 2006, Berlin
Generative-x, Onedotzero 9. ICA, London
Electrohype Biennial, Malmö Konsthall
Sonar 2005, Barcelona
Virtual frame, Kunsthalle, Wien
Abstraction Now, Kuenstlerhaus, Wien
“Illuminations B” (2007)
2006. Further Processing, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
2006. Generator.x concert tour. 7 concerts in Norway.
2005-2007. Generator.x exhibition. Travelling exhibition, Norway.
2005. Generator.x conference. Atelier Nord. Oslo, Norway.
1998. Soul Design (curated by Kali Nikitas). Galleri Grafill. Oslo, Norway
1996. Electra. Henie-Onstad Art Center. Sandvika, Norway
Faculty of Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Merz Akademie, Stuttgart (freelance)
Hyperwerk, Basel (freelance)