Norwegian visual artist working with abstraction through generative systems.
Marius Watz 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.
Stockspace is a continuation of a series of commissioned works for Knight Capital Group.
These visualizations of stock market data do not attempt to extract meaning from the complex world of electronic trading. Rather, they treat it as found architecture, defined through flows of information.