• Optimism #4 by Jeff Davis
  • Optimism #4 by Jeff Davis
  • Optimism #4 by Jeff Davis

    Optimism #4 by Jeff Davis

    Optimism #4, 2023

    • Handcrafted stained glass with aluminum stand. Procedurally generated from custom algorithm.
    • 280 x 73 in (71 x 185 cm)

    Jeff Davis, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass and design principles, has embarked on a groundbreaking project called "Optimism." Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Davis was influenced by the Prairie School aesthetic and Wright's simplicity, geometric structure, and proportion in residential architecture. Wright's concept of "optimistic tones" resonated deeply with Davis, leading him to believe that art can convey optimism and enrich the world through aesthetic experiences. An accomplished artist in generative art and painting, Jeff collaborates with TRAME and Atelier Loire to embark on a groundbreaking stained glass project in which he explores stained glass as a medium for creating colored light. The project combines generative scripts, NFT minting, and aluminum framework to represent the culmination of Davis's creative journey, blending tradition, technology, and creative innovation into a visionary artwork that expresses a brighter and more harmonious future.

      Jeff Davis

      An art professor for twenty years, Jeff Davis is a generative artist and now Strategic Advisor at Art Blocks. Always fascinated with mathematics and introduced to studio art in college, he was captivated with the overlap between these two disciplines, focusing on painting and printmaking throughout his graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Seeking greater precision in his artwork, in 1999, he began to use design software to explore structures and colors to create digital art. Since then, he's been inspired by the use of technology for creative expression, building generative systems that explore form and color within specified parameters.

      Jeff’s art has been included in Contemporary Discoveries, Grails: Part II, and Natively Digital at Sotheby's in New York, Ex Machina at Phillips in London, the European Cultural Center in Venice, and Art Dubai. Jeff has exhibited his work internationally with Bright Moments Gallery at locations including Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Mexico City, London, Berlin, New York, and Los Angeles. In addition to creating and exhibiting his art, Jeff has written two textbooks, Foundations of Design and Foundations of Color.