Pioneering Digital Artist Andries Odendaal Launches Generative Art Collection, FABRIK

Cape Town, South Africa, April 30th, 2024, Chainwire

Pioneering digital artist Andries Odendaal is unveiling his first generative art collection, FABRIK. This free mint, commissioned by NFTfi co-founder Stephen Young, represents nearly three years of artistic and technological development. With a limited edition of 1024 NFTs, FABRIK is designed as a token of appreciation for the NFTfi community and aims to redefine the boundaries of generative art.


FABRIK is the culmination of nearly three years of artistic and technological developments. The heart of FABRIK is its advanced algorithm, which is capable of producing a wide array of complex artistic outputs using simple geometric building blocks. Each work within the series consists of repeating and interlocking parallelogram motifs that are algorithmically woven into intricate geometric tapestries. At larger scales, the strict interlocking angles of the simple geometric shapes, initially create a sense of patterned stability, reminiscent of three-dimensional architectural structures or scaffolding. At very small sizes, these shapes cluster together and form intricate detail reminiscent of the layered strata found in geological formations or inorganic corrosion growths.

Custom Code and Instructions Stored On-Chain

Andries has crafted FABRIK using custom code without relying on external libraries. The metadata structure and all instructions are stored on-chain, ensuring the integrity and longevity of the art. The contrast in scale and texture is used to evoke a sense of tension between stability, structure, order and the forces of change and impermanence. In these works, the same recursive algorithms that produce the strict structural integrity are also responsible for the illusion of decay and disintegration.

“I called the project FABRIK, because I like the phonetical meaning of the word—in the sense that it’s a fundamental underlying structure, like the ‘fabrik of society’ or ‘fabrik of the universe.’ There’s a connotation to fabrication as well. In Afrikaans, ‘fabriek’ means factory.” — Andries, on the inspiration behind the name of his collection.

“One of Andries’s strengths is that he’s very sophisticated visually and artistically, but also very capable programmatically. I think it’s quite a rare combination to be that good of a programmer and to have the arts background to be able to use those things together. He can read a PhD math paper, and go turn that into something that looks beautiful and has real artistic merit and thought behind it. I think that is pretty unique” — Stephen on why he commissioned Andries

Minting Details

FABRIK will launch as a free mint on the Ethereum mainnet, utilizing the ERC-721 standard. The collection comprises 1,024 unique generated NFTs. The edition size is immutable. Of these, 1,000 NFTs are exclusively reserved for whitelisted NFTfi users, while the remaining 24 are allocated to the artist, the project team, and the commissioner. 

The collection is governed by the smart contract address: 0xB40D211C9E7974eDC1DFa25a1c57291c0231a135

“A lot of our NFTfi community are generative art collectors and we wanted to give something back to them. I got into the NFT space because I appreciate art – I love art and I love technology, so I wanted to create something that was in line with that. If these artworks make their way into the hands of collectors who appreciate the work that’s gone into it and the care Andries has taken, that would be a good outcome for me.” – Stephen on why he is gifting Fabrik to the NFTfi community

About Andries Odendaal

Andries Odendaal is a South African digital artist and creative director, known for his pioneering work in digital art and interactive media. He designed interactive installations for the Frost Science Museum in Miami and contributed to the “New Masters of Flash” book for Adobe.

He has received extensive global recognition for his work, and during his career has both been featured in – and contributed to – a number of printed and digital industry related publications.  

His latest project, FABRIK, is a generative NFT collection commissioned by NFTfi co-founder Stephen Young. Andries craft revolves around projection mapping, real-time motion tracking, and algorithmic art for live performances, showcasing his versatility and commitment to innovation.

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