E3 News: Digital Art Elevated In Exhibition and Interactive Museum
Commenting on the "Into the Pixel" art display, Doug Lowenstein, president of the Entertainment Software Assoc., the trade association representing U.S. computer and videogame publishers and the owner of E3Expo said, "With the increasing recognition of computer and videogames as an important part of our culture, there is also a growing appreciation for the digital artistry that underlies many games. This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of today's computer and videogame artists, and dramatizes the fact that such art deserves to be viewed with the same respect as other more traditional contemporary artistic expression."
"The 120 or so submissions for this art show had a wide range of subjects and artistic approaches," says juror Matt Gleason. "I looked at each as if it were a painting. The pieces I chose, many of which made the final cut, all shared a sophisticated sense of composition. It became a quick study in what techniques were being taught to designers and which were being invented by artists."
Into the Pixel Jury was comprised of Gleason, editor and publisher COAGULA ART JOURNAL; Celia Pierce, associate director, Univ. of Calif. Game Culture & Technology Lab; David Perry, president/founder, Shiny Entertainment; Jason Rubin, co-founder, Naughty Dog; Billy Shire, owner, La Luz de Jesus Gallery.
"Spike TV is proud to sponsor such a worthy event which celebrates the incredible achievements in video game artwork," said Albie Hecht, president, Spike TV, and the presenting sponsor of "Into the Pixel."
For more information about "Into the Pixel" art, artist and jurors, please check out www.e3artexpo.com.