Michaël Zancan is a former oil painter and long-time programmer from Bordeaux, France. Zancan has become a trendsetter and category-defining artist in generative naturalism, expanding on the aesthetics of pioneers such as Grace C. Hertlein. Zancan defies any preconceived notion that code-based art has to be minimal or rigid, allowing his systems to generate robustly intertwining natural forms. His mathematical formulas create plottable patterns inspired by the density of nature. He has been showcased by institutions such as Christie’s, Art Basel Paris, Verse Works, Cortesi Verso and TGAM.