Dreamscapes: Behind the Scenes - Daniel Ambrosi

Comments about Dreamscapes and Daniel Ambrosi:

“This is where art is going.” –Lee Ann Lester, director of Next Level Fairs (Art Concept Miami, Art Palm Beach, Art Boca Raton, SeaFair Miami)

“[Ambrosi’s 'Dreamscapes' are] highly innovative and original… a huge accomplishment and contribution the artist has made to contemporary photography. Ambrosi has set out a revolutionary disruption of the traditional parameters in photography, and has ruptured with the old modernist paradigm of representation.” –Milagros Bello, Ph.D., curator and member of the International Art Critics Association (AICA-PARIS)

"Daniel Ambrosi is a groundbreaking visionary artist straddling the worlds of fine art, science, and nature. At once these singular works are both hyperrealism and surrealism. Ambrosi wields a supercomputer as his brush, conjuring images of remarkable beauty and clarity. He has harnessed state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and applied it to nature, producing these amazing 'Dreamscapes' that are visually stunning, gorgeously composed, and which reveal a magic and mystery that is exhilarating." –Paul Fisher, art dealer and gallerist, Paul Fisher Gallery

"It is insufficient and inaccurate to categorize Daniel's breathtaking images as landscape photography; while his work may start with a camera, Daniel's engaging and intriguing 'Dreamscapes' are firmly rooted in the 400-year history of landscape painting in the Western world, but significantly advance this tradition in ways that are both novel and relevant to our times." –Philip Bewley, curator, gallerist, and art historian, DZINE Gallery

"I look for the rare combination of quality, innovation, and vision. Daniel has all three... and he demonstrates that he has both sides of his brain fully working." –Peter Hastings Falk, American art historian, dealer, advisor, and publisher

Demo Video:

DREAMSCAPES by Daniel Ambrosi

Artist Statement:

My initial experiments in computational photography were driven by my desire to create photo-based depictions of the world that better convey the feeling of a place and the way we really experience it. My "grand format" landscape images that result from these experiments are inspired by the 19th century master paintings of the Hudson River School and by the great romantic European landscape paintings that preceded them. Like those works, some of which reached ten feet in width, I've endeavored to create uncannily immersive and idyllic scenic experiences that deliver both breadth and detail. Now, capitalizing on recent technological developments in deep learning and artificial intelligence, along with the hard work and ingenuity of my generous engineering colleagues, Joseph Smarr (Google) and Chris Lamb (NVIDIA), I've been able to push my artwork in an intriguing new direction. Thanks to custom enhancements made to Google's DeepDream software, it has become possible for me to imbue my giant landscape images with a stunning degree of wholly unexpected form and content that is only revealed upon close-up viewing. These "Dreamscapes" represent my attempt to remind myself (and others) that we are all actively participating in a shared waking dream, a dream that is on the precipice of considerable amplification by rapid advances in artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

More Videos:

Dreamscapes: A Conversation Between Artist and Curator

Dreamscapes: The Tech Behind the Art

Japanese Tea Garden Dreamscape

Blog Posts:

Dreaming big?

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If you are interested in pricing info and/or purchasing any of my full scene Dreamscapes (from 4'h x 8'w up to 8'h x 16'w) or mid-format Dreamscape Details (40" x 40") for your home, office, or facility, please click the "Contact" link (found at the bottom of every page) to send me a private message. These breathtakingly stunning and lifelike backlit tension fabric structures (see unretouched photos above and here) can be freestanding, wall-mounted, or ceiling-hung.

FYI: Every one of my grand format prints is a truly one-of-a-kind "digital original." The wealth of parameter settings available in the DeepDream software make it possible for me to certify that I will never print the exact same image twice (except for the owner at cost in the event of damage or loss). My mid-format Dreamscape Details are printed in editions of 5 each (plus 1 artist proof).

Happy Dreaming!

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