J Vega is an American artist, musician, and producer. His latest audiovisual work uses multiple experimental AI tools and new media techniques to illustrate visionary experiences.
Hitting early musical success fronting The Speeds, Vega scored a plateful of TV licensing deals from Laguna Beach to The Real World to The Kardashians. The band garnered worldwide airplay and hit the college radio charts hard but split before a meaningful legacy was established. Vega joined indie darlings Boca Chica on guitar and produced their critically-acclaimed swan song in his Wilderness Recording Studio, where he would go on to work with the likes of YouTube star Josh Herbert, crypto influencer Ryan “King” Solomon, Grammy-winning producer Mark Kramer, folk-punk icon Roger Harvey, and the legendary Misra Records label. Along the way, Vega played instruments on hundreds of recordings by artists in nearly every style.
Vega next turned to exploring other ways to influence the psyche through art and stimuli, creating novel audio encoding techniques, several of which he presented with the psychoacoustic experiment VNYVRT, a 13-part video cryptogram with ipsative testing. This led to the 10-part “Violet V” avant-garde video series and the hour-long audiovisual psychotronic installation “Psionic Sympathiser".
Vega then pivoted to incorporate extensive generative visual art approaches as a pioneer in the AI art movement.
Following gallery exhibitions of this new work in Italy and Spain at the close of 2021, Vega racked up millions of Instagram views, was crowned “Artist of the Month” by blockchain innovator Polinate.io, and contributed AI visual effects to groundbreaking videos for major label artists A$AP Ant / A$AP Rocky’s “The God Hour” and Ken Car$on’s “Run + Ran”.