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Genius behind Matrix films has artwork snapped up by the V&A after being spotted in Hounslow

Andy Lomas's creations caught the eye of staff at the world-famous museum when they appeared at Watermans arts centre in Brentford

Andy Lomas, who worked on The Matrix Reloaded, with some of the art from his Morphogenetic Creations exhibition(Image: Watermans/Andy Lomas/Warner Bros)

Artwork by one of the geniuses behind the Matrix films has been snapped up by the V&A after first appearing in Hounslow.

Andy Lomas's Morphogenetic Creations show was curated by Irini Papadimitriou for Watermans arts centre in Brentford, where it ran for six weeks this summer.

It caught the attention of staff at Kensington's V&A, the world's largest museum of art and design, who were so impressed they have announced plans to acquire almost the entire collection.

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The artist, who helped produce the stunning special effects seen in the Matrix films, created computer algorithms for the exhibition to mimic the beauty of the natural world.

'Proud to bring this standard of art to Hounslow'

The sinuous, shifting shapes which resulted were at once eerie yet strangely familiar, blurring the boundary between design and evolution.

Almost all of his prints and videos which appeared in the free exhibition at Watermans will now be added to the V&A's digital art collection.

Morphogenetic Creations was at Watermans from June 13 to July 21 this year

Watermans director Jan Lennox said: "We are thrilled that Andy's work has been recognized by a museum of the global standing of the V&A, and that our role in curating the exhibition was key to that.

"This again shows how important mid-sized venues are for supporting cutting-edge digital art, and we are proud to be able to bring this standard of art to Hounslow."

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