April 15, 2016
Blog 35
ART BY MICHAEL FRANK

My images are based on the strong influence of Nature and Science, and of the beauty of geometry that occurs in organic forms. My images are made with Zbrush and Photoshop, and I pride myself on drawing everything from memory after lengthy observation, without the aid of photographs.

The worlds I illustrate are real and unreal in the manner of an intense dream or recollection, redolent with the haze of dew and early morning sunlight on a day that never ends.

Michael Frank's AutoGallery exhibit

Michael Frank's website

"Alien Vista" by Michael Frank

"Anisoptera" by Michael Frank

"Copper Spondylus" by Michael Frank

"Humid Morning" by Michael Frank

"Lone Hunter" by Michael Frank

"Mirabilis" by Michael Frank

"Morning" by Michael Frank

"Moss and Siphonophora" by Michael Frank

"Oor" by Michael Frank

"The River Shepherds" by Michael Frank

"Two Stag Beetles" by Michael Frank

Michael Frank has also written about his art as follows:

As an artist, I sometimes take my cue and inspiration from history; from 19th c. American landscape painters, to the scientific illustrations of the early explorers and naturalists mapping the new and unfamiliar. These inspirations help me to form a parallel conception of the strange territory of the dream landscape, where the dreamer or artist is the new explorer, mapping the interior of a rich personal dimension redolent with the haze of strange perfumes and infinite "depth" and meaning.

These images are purely digitally rendered with 3D imaging software and heavily manipulated in Photoshop, often involving hundreds of layers and several thousand objects and self-made models. My images have an intimate, introspective quality when printed on a small scale, yet, when printed at the full capacity of their resolution, they reveal a breadth of amazing detail, vibrating with a commanding energy and presence all their own. Some of my most ambitious images contain over 250,000 objects and exceed 8ft. in width or height.

Like an intransitive verb, the action in these images is subtle, implied, and probable. The viewer is invited to add to, (and complete) the narrative with their own associations. The narrative, of course, is nonlinear; images and objects repeat themselves, jumping forward and backward, briefly appearing here and there, or maturing elsewhere. Subconscious comprehensions can sometimes be quite abstract, defying rational explanations or words altogether. With my art I aim to provide a ground or space for the viewer to share in my own introspection and appreciation of the Mental Landscape.

MUSEUMS, COMMUNITIES, GALLERIES

Digital Art Gallery Online
Digital gallery of best pictures and photos from portfolios of digital artists.

Digital Art Served
Top work in categories such as computer graphics, matte painting, digital painting and photo manipulation.

Soho Arthouse (Soho Gallery For Digital Art)
Event space, gallery, tech, film screening room, product launches, pop-up, fashion week, charity art shows in NYC.

DAM - Digital Art Museum
Museum and gallery

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is a contemporary gallery in downtown LA dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video.

DeviantART
Community of artists and those devoted to art. Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose. Art prints.

Renderosity
Almost entirely 3D rendered art from such programs as 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave and others.

Museum of Computer Art
Nonprofit US educational corporation chartered by the NYS Department of Education.

Digital Art Online
Online digital art exhibition space. Includes thematic exhibitions.

Museum of Digital Fine Arts
Spotlighting the most brilliant new artists of the modern age.

IMAGES RECEIVED

Painted Art by Erino Chericoni

Erino Chericoni is an Italian painter who uses the computer as canvas. He is in his seventies and says his life has been absorbed by work, but that now he is free to express his sentiments.

"I think the painting must express our sentiments and not to be a fine thing to hang. I love the beauties of nature, good feelings. Love is the prime mover."

His art seems partly characterized by Primitivism. It is entirely transparent. What you see is what you get. There is charm in his innocence.

Canne al Vento

Vita e Morte

Casa al Faro

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