Mina is a generative art project by DistCollective, an artist duo from Turkey. Like much of their work, Mina features clean lines, soft textures, muted colors, and asymmetrical compositions. The project captures the harmony of balance and is reminiscent of mid-century modern artwork and design.
With eighteen color palettes animating over light and dark backgrounds, Mina aims to create varying, rich textures. Whether it’s deep blues on black, or soft oranges over an off-white background, Mina captivates the eye during a satisfying and visually pleasing rendering process.
The arches and lines remind me of the mid-century architect Eero Saarinen. Saarinen is well known for the iconic Gateway Arch in St. Louis as well as the main terminal of Dulles Airport in Washington DC. His work was based on geometric forms and tidy lines that were inspired by the Modernist movement. Saarinen’s work was asymmetric and minimalist, qualities that are present in Mina.
Asymmetry is a hallmark of the natural world, and we see it every day. Mina picks up where pioneers like Saarinen left off in creating natural compositions that are inherently beautiful — albeit in a generative form using code.