Artist Fuses Her Paintings With AI-Generated Art in Unique Collaboration of Human and Computer

Digital Paintings by Jenni Pasanen

Over the past few years, AI-generated art has risen in popularity and garnered controversy along the way. Some artists, however, are showing that there are many ways to incorporate this tool into their creative practice. Jenni Pasanen merges AI technology with her digital paintings to create surreal illustrations with an ethereal aesthetic.

With a background in design and animation, Pasanen has been painting digitally for about 15 years. The direction of art drastically changed when she discovered AI art two years ago. Since then, she has been exploring ways to seamlessly combine these two approaches into one cohesive work of art. “I always describe the process as a cake with layers. Adding a layer on top of one another, mixing the two together, and sometimes adding other elements like animation, photography, or 3D,” she tells My Modern Met.

Pasanen's unique illustrations look like visions from a dream. Faceless figures gracefully float in smoky, pastel-colored backgrounds and murky landscapes overlooked by cloud-like animals. “For me, inspiration comes from anywhere, from an AI-generated image to a distant memory or even a stick I saw on the street,” she continues. “That's because we build our own reality from our surroundings and experiences; our life is a story we tell ourselves and that's what we paint on the canvas.”

You can purchase prints of Pasanen's art via inPRNT, and keep up to date with the artist's latest work by following her Instagram.

Artist Jenni Pasanen creates surreal illustrations with an ethereal aesthetic.

Digital Paintings by Jenni PasanenDigital Paintings by Jenni Pasanen

She renders them by combining digital painting with AI art.

Digital Paintings by Jenni Pasanen

Pasanen merges these two approaches seamlessly, so it is hard to tell where one begins and the other ends.

Digital Paintings by Jenni PasanenDigital Paintings by Jenni PasanenDigital Paintings by Jenni Pasanen

This process results in fantastical images reminiscent of a dream.

Digital Paintings by Jenni PasanenDigital Paintings by Jenni PasanenDigital Paintings by Jenni PasanenJenni Pasanen: Website | Instagram | inPRNT

My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Jenni Pasanen.

Related Articles:

Artist Reimagines Celebrities as the Subjects of Classical Paintings

Contemporary Paintings Look Back at the Historic Titanic 110 Years After It Sank

Stunning Drip Paintings of Enigmatic Faces Emerging From Behind Colorful Veils

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
Become a
My Modern Met Member
As a member, you'll join us in our effort to support the arts.
Become a Member
Explore member benefits

Sponsored Content