Peter Beyls


Peter Beyls thinks of the universe as one giant generative system revealing systemic behavior on numerous levels: from the unpredictable dynamics exposed in social structures to emergent functionality in the human brain to molecular interaction in cloud formations. In addition, much of his work develops from a fascination with complex dynamic behavior in ‘found systems’ as observed both in nature and in products of human imagination. Such systems typically expose a particular identity while still offering boundless diversity within a given morphological scope. Beyls writes software that captures tiny aspects of human creativity and imagination to produce series of generative drawings as well as interactive and audiovisual work. A deep concern with the external attributes – the affective and materialist parameters of how the viewer engages with the work through embodied commitment – is key to his approach.

Exhibitions & Events