The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo) today announced the artworks to be featured in "Into the Pixel," a juried exhibition of computer and video game art on display at this year’s E3Expo. The sixteen featured pieces were selected from more than 120 submissions by a jury of interactive entertainment industry art veterans and experts from the traditional art field.
"Into the Pixel" will run May 13-14 in the Concourse Lobby at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and be accessible to the more than 60,000 interactive entertainment industry executives, designers, developers, animators, journalists and retailers who attend E3Expo.
The exhibition is a joint project of E3Expo, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, and The Graphic Arts Council of LACMA (LA County Museum of Art), and presented by Spike TV.
"With the increasing recognition of computer and video games as an important part of our culture, there is also a growing appreciation for the digital artistry that underlies many games," says Doug Lowenstein, President of the Entertainment Software Association, the trade association representing U.S. computer and video game publishers and the owner of E3Expo. "This groundbreaking exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of today’s computer and video game artists, and dramatizes the fact that such art deserves to be viewed with the same respect as other more traditional contemporary artistic expression."