In the Preface to Digital Art Masters: Volume 2, John Kearney claims that we're entering a renaissance for digital art. That's a strong claim -- but the brilliant, passionate works in this volume back him up.
As has increasingly been noted of late, the tools of digital artistry and the artists themselves have matured. Virtually any image is now possible, and artists are increasingly focusing on achieving their visions without limitation. This book brings together 58 powerful personal visions from great artists all over the world, each with accompanying notes from the artists.
Here, then, are Massimo Righi's sunbathing alligator and Stefan Morrell's industrial environments; Benita Winckler's female shamans and Daniel Moreno Diaz's sumo wrestlers; Yang Zhang's ineffable women of Shanghai, and Alexandru Popescu's realizations of the sunken Atlantis; Torsten Postolkia's offroader, and Siku's Manga Christ, Peter, and Judas. "Eclectic" doesn't begin to describe this collection. "Masterful" does. Bill Camarda, from the November 2007 Read Only