Currently updating my website to the ‘Neutica’ Theme by Allan Cole… Will be a bit messy for a while, but to be honest I don’t mind being online whilst under construction!

Roman Verostko

I discovered the work of Roman Verostko today, a pioneer of the so-called “Algorists” movement. A former monk and priest, Verostko moved from mathematical drawings to coded algorithmic compositions, totally transforming his practice and undertaking a complete studio overhaul.

The results are intricately detailed, sumptuous fine-line renderings. This reminds me of the spiritual art of Kandinsky, Malevich and Rothko, blended with the micro-level attention of Ernst Haeckel and the early computer-art films of John Whitney. Verostko’s work also employs some kind of ‘other’ language: the works hold a somewhat ‘psychedelic-asian’ feel.

Highly recommended.