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Quantum Superpositions

A moving image installation and a series of abstract digital paintings created from computer simulations that are digitally superimposed to create intricate patterns, expressing the multi-dimensionality and intersectionality of the quantum world alluding to theories such as wave-particle duality, superposition, entanglement and indeterminacy.



Quantum Fluctuations

Made as a series of virtual experiments, Quantum Fluctuations shows the complexity and transient nature of the most fundamental aspect of reality, the quantum world, which is impossible to observe directly.



Human After All

In collaboration with photographer Jan Kriwol this photographic series depicts people in the context of everyday life through their circulatory systems. The project highlights the fragility and vitality of the human body juxtaposed against the backdrop of urban architecture.



Microscopic Leaps

Conceptual visualisations based on Nobel Laureate Eric Betzig's research on Latice Light Sheet Microscopy. This microscopy technique provides a highly detailed, three-dimensional, animated view of the microscopic world which reveals a ground-breaking picture of complex cellular processes and forms.



Quarks, gluons and sea quarks

The Flow

The Flow visually reimagines physical processes that we are unable to directly observe with any imaginable medium, while referring to modern physical theories and scientific visualisation processes.




aDiatomea is an artificial life system composed of virtual organisms based on the unicellular organisms known as Diatoms. These beautiful microscopic creatures are constructed using the superformula, an equation that can reproduce organic form.




Scientific Illustrations

Cytoplasmic Playgrounds

Powers of Ten

Insect Traps

Virtual Diatoms









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Markos Kay is a digital artist, creative director, and lecturer with a focus in art & science and digital abstraction.

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Markos Kay (UK/CY) is a digital artist best known for his video art experiment aDiatomea (2007), exhibited at Ernst Haeckel's Phyletic Museum, the generative short film The Flow (2011) which featured in the television series Breaking Bad and Quantum Fluctuations (2016), a conceptual imagining of particle interactions.

His art and design practice ranges from screen-based media, to projection and print and has been featured worldwide in museums, exhibitions, film festivals and art publications.

His work can be described as an ongoing exploration of digital abstraction through a series of generative simulation experiments. These experiments explore the emergence of the digital sublime and intensities of the virtual.

As a creative director he has worked over the last 10 years for clients such as: Apple, Fox, Disney, Nike, Adidas, Maserati, Ford, MTV, Nvidia, BBC, Vimeo and Channel 4. He has also created moving image works and illustrations for organizations that include: Belfast City Council, European Parliament, Howard Hughes Medical institute, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Simons Foundation, National Hemophilia Foundation and Playgrounds Design Festival. His creative direction work can be found here.

In 2015, Markos founded experimental design studio Epoché with the aim to explore the intersections of the digital and physical through textiles, ceramics, metalwork, painting and sculpture.



VICE/Creators, interview 2017, article 2017, 2012
Stash Media, 2017

Labocine, interview 2016
Visual news, 2015, 2013
Fubiz, 2015
Sciencemotionology, interview 2015
Never too curious, interview 2015

io9 2014, 2013
Computer Arts Magazine, Issue 210 2013
Creative Bloq, 2013
Motionographer, 2012
Watchthetitles, 2012
Stash Magazine, Issue 93 2012
Dataisnature, 2010

HHMI Bulletin, Winter 2015
Quanta Magazine, 2015

Super-Modified, Gestalten, 2015
Jotta Publication, Issue 1 2012
Unknown Disorder, OFFF 2012

Louisiana Art & Science Museum, USA, 2017
Spectrum Exhibition, Abu Dhabi, 2017
Bio-Art, Bordeaux, France, 2016
Urban art meets local heroes, Munich 2013
Refraction Kopparberg Unestablishment, London 2012
Wallace Space 2010 London
Phyletic Museum 2009-present Berlin

Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinemas, Marseilles, 2015
Art+Science in Motion, Montreal 2015
Biofiction, Vienna 2014
Mist Moving Image, UK 2014
Gates Foundation, Washington 2012-13
Screen Social, 2012 London

Biofiction, International Tour 2014-2016
Viten Film Festival, Norway 2016
InScience Dutch Science Film , Netherlands 2016
Ars Electronica: Expanded Animation (Speaker), Austria 2016
Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016
Biofiction, Austria 2014
Mist Moving Image, UK 2014
Playgrounds Festival, 2012 Amsterdam
Onedotzero, 2011 London
OFFF, 2011 Barcelona




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