“Draw me a Bull”: Deciphering the Aesthetic of Trading Charts

“DRAW ME A BULL” is an artistic project by Pierre Pauze exploring the intersection between charts data analysis, its representation models and Algorithmic Divination.
Pierre’s first solo exhibition in Berlin at the Expanded art gallery.

https://www.expanded.art/collections/pierre-pauze-draw-me-a-bull

“Draw me a Bull” by Pierre Pauze

Process

The artworks are generated by AI models, blending real crypto chart images with hand-painted fictive representations. Pauze challenges the distinction between raw data and human intervention in crafting these patterns.

Depicting trading charts as a canvas where mathematical precision intertwines with the mysticism of predicting the future.

“Draw me a Bull” by Pierre Pauze

Data and representation

Online data analyses emerge as the coveted rarity in a new era of “homo informaticus.

Unraveling the past to prophesize the future, these processes sketch an algorithmic divination that subtly advances into our daily lives orchestrated by programming. The question of the quantifiable and mathematics intertwines, more than ever, with dimensions tinged with prophetic and experimental nuances with reality.

The handling of such data often remains shrouded in opacity, reserved for an elite of initiated scriptwriters mastering a particular language. However, one domain seems to transcend this enigmatic barrier: trading.

Indeed, trading charts and technical market analysis intriguingly blend engineering genius with a prognostic practice tinged with esoteric mysticism.

“Draw me a Bull” by Pierre Pauze

Regardless of the level of initiation, the hormones released during speculative transactions, laden with stakes, offer an intoxicating aesthetic experience during their visualization.

Trading charts strikingly embody how the immaterial can manifest a palpable impact on matter.

Art

Shapes and colors become real-time dopamine catalysts, where fear dances with greed, and the coldness of numbers shifts into hypnotic moments of contemplating forms. This gesture approaches an aesthetic experience akin to facing a work of art.

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Appropriation and common goods

Generative AI learning models draw from the recovery of images, often originating from works of other artists, Pointed out as theft or cultural and artistic appropriation. However, trading charts, on the other hand, are intentionally shared as the sum of data generated by the maximum number of users to make them as accurate as possible. Trading charts feed on the sum of transactions at a specific moment, creating shapes that belong to the collective.

The series “Draw me a bull” was crafted from models trained on real crypto chart images mixed with hand-painted fictive representations of these charts.

In this context, it becomes challenging to discern whether these emotions emanate from raw data or human intervention, blurring the boundaries between the digital and the tangible.

Creation process

The series “Draw me a bull” was crafted from models trained on real crypto chart images mixed with hand-painted fictive representations of these charts.

In this context, it becomes challenging to discern whether these emotions emanate from raw data or human intervention, blurring the boundaries between the digital and the tangible.

More About :

Pierre Pauze is an Artist & filmmaker. A graduate of Le Fresnoy and the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Pierre Pauze has won the Artagon prize, the Agnes B prize, the ADAGP revelation digital art video prize, and recently the Hauts-de-Seine department prize at the Salon de Montrouge. Currently resident at Poush, he was previously resident at the European program the Spur and at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in France and around the world, such as at the Centre Pompidou Paris, Monnaie de Paris, FIAC, La Villette, the Es Baluard Museum in Palma, Mallorca, the K Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul and the "Futures of Love" exhibition at the Magasins généraux. Pierre Pauze's films have been shown in festivals and on television, in France and abroad. He realized the film and installation project Mass in duo with the artist June Balthazard, which has been shown in several biennials including the 12th Taipei Biennale, the Beijing Digital Art Biennale and the Chengdu Biennale in China. The work was recently presented at Luma Arles during the Luma days and at the Centre Pompidou in Metz. Pierre PAUZE also invests the web3 territory through the creation of a decentralized production & diffusion protocols on the blockchain.

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