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Artist Statement

I am an abstract digital artist. I reside and work in Melbourne.
     The computer, a mouse and imagination are my tools of expression.
In 2010 I started experimenting with digital art, using Adobe Photoshop.  One of the greatest advantages of working with digital medium, is that you are provided with an inexhaustible creative potential and have the ability to experiment with filters and effect, expressing a vision of line, form, colour, composition and rhythm.
     Finding the key to a creative process is to provide something new and inspiring that captures, surprises and stimulates the senses.  It is an exploration, abstracting what one feels to be the essence of a particular moment.
My artwork is solely the interplay of colour, shape, line, tone, texture.  I use filters and effects to accomplish the look that I want.  It is devoid of literal meaning or message.  These qualities help to create effective, powerful moods and images, allowing each piece to find its own identity.
     I enjoy experimenting with new concepts, this is reflected in the ever changing artwork.  I never quite know what the finished piece of artwork will look like.  That is part of the creative process that I enjoy.
     Art is an attitude, a way of life.  It is an evolution of ideas.  It is about the excitement of exploring with your eyes, mind and spirit, the unique and mysterious.  We do not know exactly what we are looking for but, at some point we know it is there.  It is personal and subjective.  Seeing what you have never seen before and, if a person takes something different from the artwork, I am happy with that.

Please enjoy the journey.
Michael Bertoli