Mesmerizing Minimalist Fractals

Stacey Kole By Stacey Kole  |  Apr. 29, 2013

They say you can’t create fine art using fractal algorithms; but Finland-based digital artist Jukka Korhonen has set out to prove them wrong.

Fractal art is a subclass of two-dimensional visual art that produces images from the calculations of a fractal object (a fragmented geometric shape that can be subdivided into parts and is a reduced-size copy of the whole). Examples of this kind of art include the Julia set and the Mandlebrot set, which both include the fractal property of self-similarity.

Because of its mathematical nature, fractal art is primarily considered a genre of computer and digital art. Thus, the challenge for Korhonen was to impart the aesthetic qualities of an exquisite painting, done in a minimalistic style. The result is an ongoing collection of works that would look right at home in a fine art gallery.


Which of Korhonen’s work is your favorite? Have you ever incorporated fractals into your work? Tell us in the comments.