Nvidia and the CGSociety have announced the winners of the NVArt Digital Art Challenge, the first in a series of worldwide competitions to be held this year.
The theme of the inaugural challenge was “amazing creations.” Artists were invited to submit computer-generated imagery that could exist only in a virtual, imaginary world.
The winning art was unveiled at a reception at the San Jose Museum of Art February 1. The piece will be displayed at the museum until February 8; or you can view it online
. The complete list of winners and honorable mentions is as follows:
First place: “Growth of Cubic Bacteria” by Václav Pajkrt, Czech Republic
Second place: “Corner Fire” by Brett Keyes, Canada
Third place: “Leopardo” by Najeeb El-Faith, Saudi Arabia
“Fractalissimo » by François Coulon, France
“Many Ways” by Ramiro Amilcar Fernandez, Argentina
“The Birth of Crystal -- The Begin II” by Alvin Tea, New Zealand
“Alien Biomechanical Shapes 00.2 -- Alien Core” by Maciej Frolow, Poland
“Torn” by Monsit Jangariyawong, Thailand
“Coral Sim” by Brett Keyes, Canada
“Rest of Sinews” by Václav Pajkrt, Czech Republic
All the winning pieces and honorable mentions are available to view online