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  • Writer's pictureCecil W. Lee

Why Computer Evolved Art?

"Nest" computer evolved

To understand Computer Evolved Art, one needs to know what digital art is. Digital Art is a general term for a range of artistic works and practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative and/or presentation process i.e. movies, music, art, etc. all of which are umbrellaed under the term New Media.

"T's Dilemma" - computer evolved + photography

CEA is a creative process in which I use my photography, paintings and computer created art in combination with a wide range of software applications and hardware accessories as tools to digitally alter, blend, layer, evolve and transform images into new and unique works of art.  The resulting images are subsets of digital in the form of Computer Evolved Art.

"Taxi Skys - Cometh", CEA altered photography

Interesting: CEA pays homage to all artists who utilize a computer in their work, as opposed to terms such as computer art or digital art which give preference to the digital process over the artist.

Slow changing paradigm. CEA has found boundaries to acceptance which are historically similar to how society has treated other new and unique art styles, some with disdain and others with open arms.

"Flag Walking" CEA altered photography

Historically, different forms of art were met with disapproval and resistance when compared against the accepted norms of the time. Impressionism, Cubism, and Abstract Art were all examples of this phenomenon. Many of the original creators of these art styles did not receive recognition until after their deaths.

"This Happened Before" CEA altered photography

Withstanding differences of opinions there is no doubt in this artist' mind, that Computer-Evolved or your chosen definition, that this art form represents an exciting perspective for the future of art and artists everywhere. - - - CWL

"Dono Ntoaso (futurity talking drum)" CEA

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