digital art

The Collecteur

thanks to Mallory for uncovering this Gem. Giulia Scalese is The Collecteur, a photographer & manipulator who collects garments, accessories & props and assembles them into the vibrant fashion still lifes. all the shopping links are on her tumblr.

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Kemi Mai

Kemi Mai is an eighteen year old illustrator from Manchester who i am SUPREMELY JEALOUS OF. this girl can do amazing things with pixels. she makes her art using a tablet and photoshop. she is amazing, check out her work here and here.

My work starts with an idea derived from thoughts or abstract feelings, which I aim to express in a way that also appeals to me atheistically. Colour has become incredibly important to me, it can be so influential in setting the overall tone of the piece. I like to think of the majority of my paintings as visual representations of things that couldn’t exist organically in real life. Whilst an element of realism is important to me, I haven’t ever been interested in depicting a scene that resembles a photograph without a concept. My work isn’t weighted with messages intended to change the world, but it’s something through which I can be honest, and I appreciate that freedom greatly.

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Ruud van Empel

at first glance one might be fooled by looking at the work of Ruud van Empel, but you quickly realise that you’re not faced with reality… is it photo? a painting? neither, really. the Dutch artist creates photorealistic digital montages by combining hundreds of his own images. Van Empel tried his hand at painting, but did not possess ‘the craftmanship to create realistic painting’ – which is what lead him to digital photographic manipulation.

Ruud van Empel creates striking large-format photomontages – collages of hundreds of photographs, combined to form one photorealistic image. The process takes many weeks and originates with a single idea. Van Empel first takes photographs of models and various settings, then merges them with images from a large database of pictures he has compiled over time, gradually developing a single image. The resulting picture is extremely high resolution, allowing him to obtain large-format prints of extraordinary quality and detail. – Collect Contemporary Photography

he “constructs worlds that cannot exist in reality, but are so sharply focused that we are immediately drawn into them” * …i really love his World series, which has been ongoing since 2005.  what i would give to see one in person! (or have a piece grace my walls)

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Frames

Taylor Holland created these frames from great works at the Louvre that he digitally filled with their own content. he’s currently partnering with antique restorers Sainthill Lijsten to make a physical prototype of this project by taking antique frames and filling them with hand-crafted moulds. absolutely love this idea… definitely a piece i could see hanging in my home.

 

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Matt Wisniewski

Matt Wisniewski is a self-taught artist & web developer who creates beautiful photo collages (or “visual experiments” as he likes to call it) in his free time. you can view his latest work at his tumblr and his website, and read an interview with him over at Yatzer.

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