Founder’s Statement: Recursia LLC

​Welcome to our marketplace! I am Michael W. Karlovich, Recursia, LLC’s Founder, CEO, and Principal Artist. We are so thankful you are providing us with an opportunity to introduce you to our team, origins, and our marketplace. 

The Recursia, LLC creative collective comprises myself and three close friends who watched as I accidentally came to realize I was becoming an artist with a virtual brush. They individually and collectively collaborated with me on several creative projects during this transformative process, subsequently joining together as a creative company to help me continue progressing this unique initiative into a successful reality. We also have a support team helping run the business.

Over time Recursia, LLC’s creative team developed a suite of novel methods for producing original, visually-striking, colorful patterns based on mathematical principles.


"The power of recursion evidently lies in the possibility of defining an infinite set of objects by a finite statement."

--Niklaus Wirth, Computer Scientist,1976

This is reflected in one major, distinctive aspect of our work - the inherently predictable manner in which patterns emerge from within each design, depending on viewing distance and focal area, similar to a fractal. Careful scrutiny of the artwork finds hidden, multi-scaled patterns in the “base-image,” which is countlessly replicated, to the viewer’s surprise and wonderment.

Hence, Recursia, LLC. Our mathematically-based and neuro-inspired design methods arose from my academic training and post-baccalaureate research, combining the cognitive neurophysiology of vision, perceptual psychophysics, computer science, and digital art with an intuitive, deep curiosity manifesting in my desire to explore and discover unique, creative processes.

The resulting, designs features displays of patterns and colors straddling the boundary of what has heretofore been conceptualized as possible. Descriptive terms such as “Mandala;” “Arabesque;” “Seljuk;” “Geometric;” and “Psychedelic” have been used to categorize the creations offered in our marketplace. However, I feel the artforms we create are generally in a class of their own.

From my perspective, this process ultimately exists at the intersection of the various forces and factors that have influenced my life and perspective: neuroscience; perception, optical illusions; logic;  abstract mathematics; computer science; time in nature; improvisational music; meditation; body work; and woodworking. 

Do your interests include visual science featuring complex patterns and objects; optical illusions; instrumental, jam, or classical music; meditative states; and/or novel visual art? Do you enjoy distinctive, imaginative, aesthetically pleasing designs that will turn heads and "fire" neurons? If so, you are cordially invited to take a discovery tour through our virtual marketplace, featuring an exhilarating array of artforms for yourself or gifting.

We are pleased you read this far and hope you find the marketplace worthy. Thank you!