Hey, anyone who believes in themselves so much that they can convince an art dealer or anyone else to sell a Poser/DS render gets my vote. My vote mind you, not my money. I don’t have $12K!
I think most people here are doing exactly what they always complain themselves about. You’re not excepting 3D renders as ‘art’ and therefore it’s ridiculousness for someone to charge heaps of money for a print because we know better than anyone else that what we do is just fooling around, it’s not art. Right? Well, that’s what your responses says! Shame on you for believing that nonsense. This guy should be given a medal for believing with his whole heart that he is indeed making art.
He obviously takes himself and his work serious and that is half the battle won right there. Familiarity breads contempt as they say and this topic is proof of that. Because we know how it’s done and understand the ‘magic’, all we end up seeing is ‘Blegh, I can do that too’. Art is not about medium, technique or knowledge. It’s about the magic. And when you can get others to see the magic they will want to own it for themselves. They don’t have poser or DS and they couldn’t care less if it was painted by Picasso or printed on an ‘inkjet’ printer.
This is really well said. I think too many of us are beginning to believe what we hear in CG forums that what we do isn’t art. Yes it is art!
What kind of quality of art depends on the skill level and artistic ability of the person creating it.
It’s nice to see this type of work being accepted in Art Galleries. It has always taken time when new art forms arrive for them to be accepted as fine art. The Early Impressionists were told to go away that their paint daubs weren’t art. Photographers were originally told the same both are now accepted. CG will eventually also earn it’s place it’s just going to take time…
edited to add just followed the link to the interview…he apparently works in Maya and creates from scratch. This is likely to be accepted quicker and earlier than using premade figures but that will also change with time…just my two cents.
I think too many of us have undervalued our own worth as artists, so it chafes us to see someone in the same basic field being valued so highly. This should be an inspiration to us, not something to belittle.