12 Top Emerging Digital Artists On The Internet

With exciting new gadgets and innovative tools at their fingertips, digital artists are literally reshaping what it means to be creative.

Digital art blurs the boundaries between past and present, and between one medium and another. Instead of valuing the rare and rare, digital art is about abundance, sharing, and being open with your process. From sharing time-lapse videos on YouTube to literally collaborating in real time, when it comes to the web, there’s a new artistic frontier in every direction.

So when looking for good examples, there is no shortage. There’s a style to suit everyone, with artists specializing in expressionist works, fantasy or sci-fi inspired worlds, celebrity, athlete or character portraits, 3D graphics and more .

“In truth, we are only at the beginning of our creative journey with digital technology, a journey that will lead us to discover new forms of artistic practice and to rediscover and remix historical practices,” wrote Conrad Bodman, curator of the Barbican’s Summer 2014 Digital. Exposition Révolution, in its introductory essay to the exhibition.

Even though the digital art is created on a computer or tablet, the end product can be enjoyed like traditional art: as a physical giclée print to hang at home, with prices starting around £10.

Click through the gallery below to see which are the top 12 emerging digital artists on the internet you should know about by now…

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Nathalie Shau

12 Top Emerging Digital Artists On The Internet

Marilyn M. Davis