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Digital Art: 10 Artists You Need to Know
Artstyle 24 Jan 2022

Digital Art: 10 Artists You Need to Know

Valentin Pavageau
Valentin Pavageau, Bliss, 2020, available on Artsper

Alive and surprising, digital art gives rise every day to new artists blooming in this contemporary landscape. Caustic humor in the background of political revolt, psychedelic journey in the meanders of the unconscious, surrealist and colorful lands…Digital artists use the virtual to approach reality, seize the tangible, and to create the original. Ready to discover this dialogue between two disparate worlds? Artsper presents you 10 digital artists you have to discover!

1. Valentin Pavageau, the exploration of new lands

Digital art, Valentin Pavageau, Mausoleum, 2020
Valentin Pavageau, Mausoleum, 2020, available on Artsper

Divinely harmonious and psychedelic, Valentin Pavageau‘s digital works have a hypnotic power. Thanks to an original use of colors, patterns and proportions, he offers us a prodigious sensory experience.

2. La Robotte, the digital art of the living

Digital art : La Robotte, Janvier L'attente, 2021
La Robotte, Janvier L’attente, 2021, available on Artsper

Whether it’s digital work, 2D animation or paintings, the artist La Robotte gives us an eyeful with each new creation. Very intense, her work gambols between the worlds of natural science and the one of imaginary. Thanks to an artistic technique of scientific precision, she offers spectators a dreamlike journey, beyond reality. If La Robotte brings so much to contemporary digital art, it is because of an incredibly dualistic and surrealist approach. Anchored in a very concrete life yet floating in a mirific universe, her creations are simply breathtaking.

3. Jean-Marie Gitard, caustic humor and political poetry

Digital art, Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange), Rendez-vous avec le manager, 2019
Jean-Marie Gitard (Mr Strange), Rendez-vous avec le manager, 2019, available on Artsper

Where to place the limits of reality in a society whose only universal value is unreasoned capitalism? This is mainly the question raised by the digital art of Jean-Marie Gitard, a.k.a. Mr. Strange. Through a surrealist approach, he mixes and diverts artistic codes, political references and strong symbols. But his dreamlike world is far from being fantasized. He denounces – sometimes with humor, sometimes with gravity – the deviances of a humanity that is both victim and accomplice of its own enslavement.

4. Fabiola Morcillo, digital art at the crossroads of time

Fabiola Morcillo, Saint Valentin, 2017
Fabiola Morcillo, Saint Valentin, 2017, available on Artsper

Also known as “1989,” Fabiola Morcillo is an artist who works by instinct. She combines various artistic influences of the 19th century and is inspired by Vaporwave, a movement that emerged in the 2010s that mixes music and art. Her work offers a pop universe rich in symbols. As fascinating as it is soothing, what delight it is for the eyes!

5. Lida Pshenichka, an ode to women

Digital art, Lida Pshenichka, A still life, 2021
Lida Pshenichka, A still life, 2021, available on Artsper

Free and bewitching, Lida Pshenichka‘s female portraits seem to have a life in and of themselves, and for themselves. They show woman in all her complexity with her free will. And while the works of Lida Pshenichka are aesthetically stunning, they also have a political message: women are strong, ambivalent, tender, provocative, soft, wild and, above all, unique.

6. Sarah Shakeel, a Madeleine de Proust with glitter

Digital art, Sarah Shakeel, Fresh out of water
Sarah Shakeel, Fresh out of water

Embracing religious symbols, trivial objects, pop culture references, paradisiacal landscapes, Sarah Shakeel’s works translate a provocative humor amongst a glittery poetic background. Playing on a kitschy aestheticism, with a taste of Proust’s Madeleine for gen Z, her work embalms the heart with sparkling lights.

7. Sumit Mehndiratta, a journey into graphic abstraction

Sumit Mehndiratta, Composition 319, 2021
Sumit Mehndiratta, Composition 319, 2021, available on Artsper

A protean artist, Sumit Mehndiratta explores contemporary digital art, sculpture and painting. Through his vision and his original techniques, he never ceases to surprise the contemporary art world. Instinctive, curious and meticulous, Sumit Mehndiratta takes us into a parallel universe, delightfully unpredictable.  As fervent defender of animal rights, he donates 10% of all sales to an animal protection organization.

8. Sergio Recabarren, the colors of the unconscious

Sergio Recabarren, Dimethyltryptamine 8, 2017
Sergio Recabarren, Dimethyltryptamine 8, 2017, available on Artsper

Inspired by visionary art and shamanism, Sergio Recabarren is an artist of abstraction. Pushing the psychedelic to its paroxysm, each work of Recabarren plunges us into the meanders of a complex, altered consciousness.

9. Lucy Macaroni, the digital art of the women’s bodies

Digital art, Lucy Macaroni, Butt, jolies plantes, Full vases VIII, 2021
Lucy Macaroni, Butt, jolies plantes, Full vases VIII, 2021

Contemporary feminist artist Lucy Macaroni uses digital art to propose new representations of the female body and sexuality. Advocating sisterhood, she calls on women to rebel against beauty diktats and to assume their own authenticity.

10. Erró, a hero of the artistic struggle

Erró, Tank, 2006
Erró, Tank, 2006, available on Artsper

At the crossroads of comic book culture and historical events is Erró, a traveler of body and soul. More than that, Erró is a prodigy of visual shock, which he creates through the assembly of powerful symbols. Using art to fight against an unequal society, he denounces it through provocation as well as derision.

Digital art, the expression of a voice with multiple strings

Through an ever-changing song, multi-colored loquacity and nuanced speech, digital art wavers from the concrete to the impalpable. If some artists use the digital to transform reality, others prefer to offer us a distant dreamlike world. And you, what do you would like from digital artists: a new experience or a reflective opening?