Hugo Arcier is a French digital artist or to put it another way he is an artist of “the digital age”. Hugo uses 3D computer graphics in various ways and his results are presented in videos, prints and sculptures.
His work has been recognized internationally by art critics and the public alike. Jean-Luc Chalumeau, an art critic and art historian commented on his work: “Thanks to creators like Hugo Arcier, digital creation, rised to that level of technical quality and emotion and because it is now able to ‘make universally transmissible what is inexpressible’, is really an art in the sense of Kant.” Other projects have seen Hugo work with prestigious directors such as Roman Polanski, Alain Resnais, Jean-Pierre Jeunet or François Ozon. During his career Hugo has gained ‘a deep understanding of digital tools – in particular 3D graphic images – which is essential for the birth of his projects.’ He regularly undertakes commissioned works that use computer graphics, a highlight came in 2012 when he worked on the album cover “Cruel Summer” for Kanye West.
Hugo’s most recent commission was the design and creation of a 3D printed award trophy “International Prize For Emerging Artists In Digital Art” for the prestigious French Prix Cube 2013 awards at the end of last month.
Below are some captivating images of the 3D printed award, including one of the award in the hands of the winner, Matthijs Munnik.
The colourful award was 3D printed on a Zcorp colour 3D printer and aesthetically it reflects both Hugo’s own capabilities and the ideas behind Prix Cube 2013.
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