John F. Simon Jr.

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John F. Simon Jr.'s ComplexCity, is a new collection of generative artworks updated from his seminal software media artwork, and ode to New York City, ComplexCity (2000).

The collection consists of 256 unique artworks constructed from six possible templates that vary in composition, interactivity, and rarity.

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John F. Simon Jr.

John F. Simon Jr. is a multimedia artist and Software Art pioneer whose work and installations are found in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. In 2011, he collaborated with Icelandic singer Björk to write an app for her album, Biophilia. In 2023, an NFT from his critically acclaimed collection, Every Icon, was one of the first NFTs acquired by the Pompidou Center.

John F. Simon Jr. talks about code as a form of creative writing. Code has also been referred to as the medium, the 'paint and canvas' of digital artists but it transcends this metaphor in that it even allows artists to write their own tools...
Christiane Paul, Curator of Digital Art
at the Whitney Museum of American Art




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