Miguel Chevalier’s Digital Art is Enthralling

Miguel Chevalier’s art is rich with color, light, and movement. A pioneer of digital and virtual art, since 1978 Chevalier has been incorporating computers in his artwork, with many of his projects promoting a sense of virtual reality.

“I like to create an immersive installation,” he relayed in an interview with Visual Atelier 8. “Immersion is a central concept in my work because it gives the viewer new and unusual experiences in art and enriched the world of emotiveness. I am interested in developing multi-sensory creations that stimulate all the senses (sight, hearing, smell).”

Indeed, his art is best experienced live, with his work including holographic imagery, virtual reality installations projected shown on LCD screens and 3D printed sculptures. “I exclusively employ sensors that physically involve one’s body and its mobility in space,” says Chevalier. “Either lived by a spectator on his own or by a group, always creates surprising and unexpected results.”

Aside from being immersive, his work also aims to explore recurrent themes such as nature and artifice, flows and networks, virtual cities and ornate designs. The result is installations that are both playful as they are thought-provoking. Well worth following on Instagram.