| ||The CGSociety and NVIDIA are proud to present the winners of our new competition, NVArt: Amazing Creations, the first in a series of worldwide competitions to be held during 2008.|
Artists were invited to submit computer-generated imagery that could exist only in a virtual, imaginary world. The winning art was unveiled at a reception at the San Jose Museum of Art on February 1. The exhibit will run through February 8 and is open to the public. In addition, the art is available for viewing online at events.cgsociety.org/NVArt/01/winners.php.
“Throughout the ages, artists have been dreamers and visionaries, creating truly amazing and inspiring works of art,” commented Mark Snoswell, president of CGSociety. “But they have been limited by the physical media in which they work. The NVArt competition embodies the attraction of digital art: the opportunity to create compelling images free from physical limitations.”
Dan Vivoli, senior vice president, NVIDIA, added: “At NVIDIA, we have always been inspired by the incredible creativity of 3D artists and content creators and we were delighted to see how this contest ignited their imaginations. Liquid sculptures, fractal growths, knotted highways and myriad shapes, textures, colors -- the submissions took our breath away.”
| ||This competition has celebrated the very essence of the creativity that defines digital art. Digital artists don’t have any barriers to realizing their wildest ideas. They can build whole virtual worlds and render them in a way that makes them almost tangible and embodied with life.|
Artists worldwide were challenged to create images of the most Amazing Creations. We called for images that captured the essence of something that could only exist in a virtual world. It is also interesting to note the global spread of winners and honourable mentions. There are no two artists from any one country: Czech Republic, Canada, Saudi Arabia, France, Argentina, New Zealand, Poland and Thailand. The most powerful attraction of digital art is its ability to create truly amazing things that cannot exist in the real world.