George Grie

Introducing the art of George Grie

The new form of art was born without pompous manifestations and noisy commercials. Some of us still consider digital and 3d art as something mechanical and artificial, something that in some way is out of human touch. Nothing could be more wrong. Computers don’t make art, people do. Computers are creative tools –much sophisticated ones. Once you try them, you will never give up going forward. There is only one chilling obstacle between you and your perfect design – lack of imagination.[1]
– George Grie, Biography & Digital Art Statement




George Grie was born in May 14, 1962. He graduated from the State University in 1985 with a BA (Honors) Degree in Fine Art and Applied Design education. From the very onset of his professional career traditional routes of domestic art styles that been adopted by many of his peers was not an option. He chose instead to follow the more difficult and demanding path of innovative neo surrealistic painting wherein clear, concise yardsticks of competence, draughtsmanship and painterly skills can be measured and judged warts and all.

The result of his endeavors during his relatively short fine-art painting and graphic career (1985-1995) has brought a considerable measure of success with his several neo-surrealist shows in several European capitals as London, Stockholm, St-Petersburg, and Helsinki. Grie's paintings are concerned with the portrayal of strong and powerful images relying on visual impact. They are about capturing visual paradoxes, sometimes they depict calm and contemplative moments, solitude, and sometimes melancholy. There is a stillness in his themes, which conveys a sense of inner-reflection and self-observation. Grie's use of photo realistic distinction technique gives a stark contrast between the light source and the often-dark tonality found in his early paintings.
George Grie had decided to transform his artistic carrier dramatically when he settled in Toronto, Canada and studied the latest computer digital art techniques. He becomes a professional Multimedia Graphic Designer and joins IBM Corporation as a lead new media specialist. His prime interest is in contemporary 3D modeling software and their applications. Applying his previous fine-art experience and classical painting education in new digital projects brings him a compete freedom of self-expression. His latest digital neo-surrealistic artworks are an extraordinary photo realistic visual record of his conceptual thoughts, philosophic views, fantasies, and dreams. Often journeying into the subconscious, Grie's work shows a magical and playful, dream-like world laced with mastery details. Supernatural illusions, mystic romanticism, spiritual magic, and delusional trance are all together presented in his digital world. It is not always a comfortable, conventional world. There is a great deal of tension and of alienation in the strange events taking place in the landscape of his imagination.
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ru.Wikipedia - Джордж Грие or Юрий Грибановский
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