Into the Pixel - An Exhibition of the Art of he Video Game    




Juror Comments:

"View Over the Pixel Ocean"
By Andrew Bainbridge and Chris Delay                                                                                                                  Introversion Software, Inc.

“Ultra modern with a retro flair.”

-John Doffing, START SOMA

"City 17"
By Jeremy Bennett                                                                                                                                                     Valve Corporation

“Scale and grandeur, set off by the figures in the foreground show great drama and make me wish to know more about the story.”

-Craig Mullins, Artist and Illustrator

"In the Rain"
By Cheol Joo Lee                                                                                                                                                            Relic Entertainment

“It’s so compelling on so many levels…  It draws the viewer in, wanting to know all about the character and his power and his weapon.”

-Chris Taylor, Gas Powered Games

"Defeated Dragon"

By Daniel Dociu                                                                                                                                                    Arenanet

“The scale and the original design make this an incredibly powerful piece.”

-Scott Robertson, Design Studio Press

By Jeff Ballinger                                                                                                                                                        Valve Corporation

 “… Fabulous and refreshing, with strong shadows and brilliant light… I love how the artist flattened the entire landscape, yet still gives the viewer a strong sense of space and perspective.”

-Kevin Salatino, LACMA

"Lair Concept Art"
By Deak Ferrand                                                                                                                                                        Sony Computer Entertainment America

“This artist has excellent command over color.  I'm always impressed with the talent shown to make computer renders look like traditional oil painting done by masters.”

-Craig Mullins, Artist and Illustrator

"Piñata Cascade"
By Ryan Stevenson                                                                                                                                                     Rare

“I love the wallpaper effect of it. It’s flat, but also has a sense of space and texture.”

-Kevin Salatino, LACMA

"Speed Architecture"
By Rita Linsley                                                                                                                                                           Sony Computer Entertainment/CG Super/AG Systems

“I found this piece interesting aesthetically, a new take what has been street art, and creating that in a digital environment.”

-John Doffing, START SOMA

"The Boy Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was"

By Lin Ran                                                                                                                                                                Spicy Horse Games

“It's very playful, very much in the style of Tim Burton. But I like the fact that it didn’t go all the way and just imitate Tim Burton. The artist really stuck with his own style.”

-Louis Marchesano, The Getty

"Illustrated Scroll"
By Shigechy                                                                                                                                                           Konami

“…Nicely diverse and with illustrative qualities…”

-Craig Mullins, Illustrator

"Slave Mines"
By Bjorn Borkur Eiriksson                                                                                                                                              CCP Games

“I thought the sketchy quality – like an oil sketch – was very convincing. The way the different kinds of light come through, and the perspective was very successful.”

-Cynthia Burlingham, The Hammer Museum

"Persian Emissaries"
By Tomm Coker, Maziar Golestanehzadeh and Eric Nguyen                                                                                          Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

“…An intriguing image, with a unique perspective.”

-Walter Meyer, Santa Monica College

By Florent Sacre                                                                                                                                                      Ubisoft Montpellier

“The hand-drawn quality of it was so convincing – and the Trompe L’oeil, that it was just really unusual, very calligraphic.”

-Cynthia Burlingham, The Hammer Museum

"Gravekeeper’s Lab"

By Mike McCarthy                                                                                                                                                 Lionhead Studios

“…A great piece --whimsical and pathetic… The effect of looking to the window is very compelling.”

-Chris Taylor, Gas Powered Games

"Rue Pachinko"

By Benaud Bec                                                                                                                                                        Ubisoft Paris

“Brilliant use of saturated light… Interesting the way the entire upper half is dominated by those wires.”

-Kevin Salatino, LACMA

"Iraq, Street"

By Bruno Werneck                                                                                                                                                   Midway Games

“I liked the narrative element of the composition, the way it’s laid out with these peaceful palms in this bombed out street.”

-Louis Marchesano, The Getty

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