Artificial Muse
Roman Lipski im Dialog mit seiner KI, 2018, Futurium, Hans Georg Gaul.jpg


The painter Roman Lipski, the art collective YQP and the AI company Birds on Mars present the birth of an artificial muse: An AI system that inspires, provokes, and challenges a painter through the mechanisms of science and technology. 

Introducing the ongoing art project UNFINISHED: The first true partnership between a painter and artificial intelligence. 

At the core of the project is a neural network that was fed with Lipski’s paintings. The system analyzed all facets of his art and learned how to generate an infinite amount of unique images. The images supplied Lipski with new compositions, perspectives, and themes. 

Over the course of years, machine and painter are in a constant intellectual dialogue. The machine’s impact on the artist is inevitable. Through the course of the project, Roman Lipski’s artistic language has fully transformed and has left him perpetually exploring uncharted ways to express himself. 

It has become a machine in search of diversity, inspiration, and transformation. 


Unfinished 1, 2016, 238 cm x 303 cm, acrylic on canvas

Unfinished 2, 2016, 217 cm x 355 cm, acrylic on canvas

Roman Lipski Porträt, 2016, Foto Hannes Meier.JPG

A new beginning

As with every artist, there comes a point at which a narration is finished and something new, something higher must emerge. This requires not only new ideas, but also unprecedented forms of expression."

— Roman Lipski


15 Min documentary “Fragments” - about the beginning of UNFINISHED (deutsch):