Sixteen works of art have been selected from a field of more than 200 submissions from around the world for the 2009 Into The Pixel Art collection. In its sixth year, Into the Pixel (ITP) is the only juried digital art exhibition that brings together experts from the traditional fine art world and the interactive entertainment industry to display and discuss the art of the video game. Into the Pixel is a joint effort of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the Entertainment Software Association and the Prints & Drawings Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The 2009 ITP collection will be discussed and celebrated Tuesday, June 2, during E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
"Into The Pixel is strong evidence that videogames are an integral part of today's contemporary art scene," said Joseph Olin, president of The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "The talented artists, whose works make up the collection, demonstrate why interactive entertainment's influences are so prevalent. The Academy looks forward to the continued evolution of our medium's artists."
"The Into the Pixel exhibition is the premier event celebrating the creative achievements of computer game artists as selected by their peers, the public and the fine art world," said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO, Entertainment Software Association. "Into the Pixel provides a visionary platform that both elevates and supports the often artistic genius of the interactive entertainment industry."
"I am impressed not only by the breadth of imagination and depth of skill but also by the fact that every year we receive many dozens of images that could rightly qualify for a place in the top 16., said Louis Marchesano, Getty Museum. "From the beautifully sublime to the ironically humorous -- it's all here."
Art in this year's collection features a wide array of genres, including landscape and anime to fantasy. For more information about Into the Pixel art, artists and jurors, please refer to www.IntoThePixel.com.