Leroy Binks is an abstract artist and graphic designer exploring the effects of the eye and the mind of the viewer on their experience of his art through purposeful journeys into chromostereopsis and pareidolia, asking the viewer "what do you see?"
He has a long career in creative endeavors, ranging from landscape design and product design to game design and animation; all before obtaining his BFA with honors from The Illinois Institute of Art in 2016. That same year he co-founded Stray Cat Studios, an artist collective focused on cross promotion and artist support.
Leroy has lived in the mountains, on a island, in big cities, rural towns and even a cabin in the woods. Currently he is living in the greater St. Louis area where his abstract art made its gallery debut in 2019 and has been featured in regional gallery exhibits every year since.
My digital abstracts are comprised of a series of original and stock photo elements focused around a central theme, digitally twisted and pulled like taffy, then pushed to extreme saturation and finally layered together in a beautiful abstract distortion.
I take part in, and believe in, engaging in new technologies, transformative art, derivative art, exploring new boundaries and reaching for new horizons. New technology paves the way forward and we must travel those paths carefully. Art stagnates without exploration and experimentation.
However, at the current stage of these technologies and the environment in which they exist, I cannot support AI generated art, nor can I support the existing NFT frameworks. There may be a place for both of these in the future, but not in the manner currently in use.
As of the date in which you are reading this, none of my artwork has been authorized for AI training nor is it AI derived. As of the date in which you are reading this, none of my art has been made available as NFT.