THE VISION by ELLIOTT


"As an innovator, my vision was always to take contemporary art and evolve it.

To create art of stature, which could express all the vibrant emotional colours of a dramatic life, with great creative intensity.

To reflect back in all its glory, every wild and wonderful experience, with honesty, integrity and veracity.

From the dark and the deep to the light and the fantastic.

To do this, I pioneered technically and creatively, the two most revolutionary new art forms in history. Photo Art and Cyber Art.

Way ahead of the pack.

In the late Sixties, the world and his wife didn't consider Photography art.

To be honest, there was little historically, you could really call great art.

Nothing one could compare with major artists.

But I knew I would change all that, by creating the first great canon of photo art.

In the mid Eighties, I realised computers would revolutionise visual image creation, dramatically.

Everyone said "You can't create art with computers", but having heard it all before, I was better equipped than most to deal with it.

My vision was always to create an art as gorgeous as it is profound. As consistent as it is diverse. This aim remains true today.

To take the very best from the past and synergistically combine it with cutting edge ideas and the technology of today.

To find emotion in the machine, passion and fire, perhaps even a little of the Divine.

And to paint with technology a truly universal art for the electronic age.

All wrapped up in an achingly beautiful vision."

JAMES ELLIOTT