6th Digital Art (Non Interactive Art) Division Excellence Award
Prize Re-typo “E”“A”“R”“N”
CG still image
SAITO Hiroshi [Japan]
Reason for Award
CG, in short, does not always imply a surreal and a mysterious, dark world. If such a tendency still lingers, digital art would become narrowly defined and diverge further from the true qualities of digital art. Improvement in digital technology is not a competition to expose new technology. By being less discreet, whether it is in the simplicity or freshness of the work, the individual possibilities will make a great progress in the work, and lead to an overall higher level. In that sense, I believe there is a ray of hope in the sharp and powerfully beautiful form of Mr. Hiroshi Saito’s work.