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Exhibition INFINITE SKULLS - BARRAT / BARROT
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View of the exhibition
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First Room : Duet BARRAT BARROT
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First Room : Duet and Infinite Skulls loop
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First Room : Diptych and Triptych
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First Room : Robbie BARRAT, Minusss and paintings
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First Room : Diptych and Triptych
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Second Room : a visitor in front of the Peeping Skull
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Second Room : Duo and Epoch2
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Second Room : in front of Epoch2
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Second Room : Epoch2
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Ronan Barrot, Robbie Barrat, Caroline Vossen and Albertine Meunier

From 7 to 11 February 2019, L'Avant Galerie presented BARRAT / BARROT, INFINITE SKULLS

An exceptional encounter between
a contemporary painter Ronan BARROT and an artist, researcher in artificial intelligence, Robbie BARRAT

450 paintings of “Skulls” which Ronan Barrot has painted over the last few years have been digitally scanned so that Robbie Barrat could train a neural network to create new images of «Skulls» from these 450 works.
Once this neural network (a type of GAN) has learned to create new skulls, a near infinite amount can be produced. Robbie Barrat creates images that Ronan Barrot never saw but that his hand could have created.

Artificial intelligence is able today to create new images. The question arises of their status: Are they works of art in their own right? Are they possible inspirations for the artist? Are they the beginnings of a new artistic field? Is the algorithm capable of creativity?

This exhibition shows that, contrary to what was read in the media during the spectacular sale at Christie’s, the machine does not create alone. Not being gifted of consciousness, the machine can not think. But it opens up a new field of possibilities, introducing a reflection on the act of creation in itself and the status of the images it generates.
Do these images create a new creative space for Ronan Barrot or do they provoke in him an irrepressible desire to «rework» them for them to become his? Can the painter continue to create serenely against the production of infinite images of the machine?

This exhibition demystifies the role of artificial intelligence in the creative process by showing the place of man at all crucial moments of its development. Neither magical nor sacred, these images coming from the artificial intelligence are above all the fruit of a human intention.
Instigating a meeting between Ronan Barrot’s works, very thick in paint, and the production of images generated by Robbie Barrat, all in pixel, thanks to an artificial intelligence, seemed to us a possible way to approach these questions, without predicting the answers…

Ronan Barrot will soon be able to proclaim the paternity of 9 billion skulls created by Robbie Barrat!

Written by L'Avant Galerie, reviewed and corrected by Milan Deroubaix


Exhibition from the 7 to the 11 february 2019
L’Avant Galerie Vossen
Pop up Galerie , 7 rue Saint Claude, 75003 Paris

To read about the exhibition :
Art & IA : The fisrt crucial works are out, par Paul Mouginot

"Infinite Skulls", l'expo qui fait dialoguer art et intelligence artificielle, par Usbek et Rica (french)

The adversarial process of defining Art, by Etienne Gatti

An Unexpected Guest in the Studio , by Fabrice Bertrand



A panel table has been held on February 5, 2019 at 7.30 pm at Schoolab. Conference of Robbie Barrat . Discussion during the panel
Were invited to exchange during this panel table Robbie Barrat, Ronan Barrot, Celine Degoulet, Albertine Meunier and Etienne Gatti.




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BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm




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BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm




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BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm




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BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm



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BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm





# 54
BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm



# 71
BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm




# 68
BARRAT / BARROT 2019
oil on canvas, UV print on plexiglas
27 x 44 cm




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