Glitch Mondrian,
Pixel-Sorted Rothko

April 1, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Artist Stuart Atteberry remixed a selection of Mondrian and Rothko paintings using Gimp and GlitchSort, reorganizing the pixels by brightness and then animating the sorting, so they “cascade dreamily.” Artist Kim Asendorf coined the term “pixel sorting” for this type of algorithmic image manipulation process in 2010.

Atteberry explains the very basic idea behind his project: “Many old artists helped to push humanity along the path of better understanding, and I’m using glitch methods to re-examine those understandings.” Now ooh, aah.