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BARRAT/BARROT: Infinite Skulls
Feb 2019 It is early in the year, but the most compelling show for art and tech in 2019 may already be happening. AI artist Robbie Barrat has teamed up with renowned French painter Ronan Barrot for a fascinating show that lives somewhere in the margin between collaboration and confrontation. Read more at the site page for the show - or read the article at ARTNOME
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About
Robbie Barrat is an artist working with artificial intelligence as a tool and a medium. He graduated high school in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia in May of 2017. Since then he has worked at NVIDIA on the use of neural networks in self driving cars, at Stanford University in a research lab exploring using machine learning for drug discovery, in New York working as an artist independently, and most recently he has moved to Saint-Nazaire, France to attend art school.



 

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GPT-2 After Sol LeWitt
September 2019 - Ongoing Heavily inspired by the rule-based work of Sol LeWitt- Robbie Barrat used GPT-2, OpenAI's language generation model, to generate text describing the rules of a drawing, which Barrat then interprets into a generative sketch.

in FANART

Corrections Series
March 2019 - Ongoing A recent and ongoing series of works seeking to incrementally adjust images of painted nude portraits in order to more clearly reveal the internal idea a neural network has of the nude body.
in CULTURE

Scandal!
Robbie Barrat joins infamous artist group "FRG"
October 2019 When pressured for a comment on the matter - Barrat ignored the specific questions and simply deflected with "We're just having fun with it".
in GOSSIP

On Stage Q&A!
Christies Art+Tech Summit 2019
June 2019 Jason Bailey of ARTNOME interviews Robbie Barrat on stage. He discusses his artistic process, recent confrontation with French painter Ronan Barrot, thoughts on how much artistic credit we should be giving machines, and briefly airs his controversial views on self driving cars at this Hyundai sponsored event.
in CULTURE

Figure Studies
June 2019 - Ongoing In an attempt to get better at using neural networks for making artwork; Robbie Barrat has been engaging in more traditional artist's exercises; such as figure studies.
in CULTURE

Do Androids Dream of Balenciaga SS29?
December 2018
Arabelle Sicardi for SSENSE:
"Robbie Barrat Imagines a Future in Which the Creative Director is a Computer".
Read the SITE PAGE for this work ; Or the aforementioned SSENSE ARTICLE.


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Early work: Nude Portraiture + Landscapes
2:05 p.m. Early work focusing on generating images of Landscape paintings; and then afterwards Nude Portraits. In hindsight - this project was much more of a technical exploration; and figuring out what exactly I find so interesting about GANs - than a standalone art project.
in KITSCH

Early Work: Rapping Neural Network
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DAVE GERSHGORN of QUARTZ interviews a young Robbie Barrat on his first ever artificial intelligence / art project. From 2017.
in TECHNOLOGY

Archive (Old Website)
2:05 p.m. There are a few things I did not include on this website. Just because it is very old work or I don't have anything to say about it. Click the above link to view the old website.
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