While the main focus of this week’s E for All Expo in Los Angeles is to let gamers get their hands on hot new console and PC games, there’s a different exhibit on the show floor that appeals to art fans. Called
Into the Pixel, the exhibit features fine art created by artists who work in game design.
Into the Pixel — an annual fixture at past E3 Expo events — is here at E for All, featuring 16 inductees selected by a panel of jurors. It’s already been shown at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Santa Monica earlier this year as well as the Toronto International Film Festival.
The artwork runs the gamut from Half-Life 2 Episode 2 to 300: March to Glory, Rayman’s Raving Rabbids to EVE Online. For the most part, these aren’t screenshots — this is fine art created by the same game designers who create the environments and characters that populate popular video games. In some cases the work was generated using computer-based tools like Photoshop and Maya; in other cases, the work was painted by hand.
Visitors to E for All can find the Into the Pixel winning creations at booths 901 and 2013. If you’re not at the show, you can see the winners at the Into the Pixel Web site.