Atman Victor
~

'Trio' (first draft), by Arjun Sen

Digital art has become my second nature, it's something that helps me show up the passion for creation that burns inside me. I always try to be on the cutting edge both personally and artistically without losing sight of the past.

Tradition and avant-garde are opposite terms in art that I want to reunite in many of my artworks. I don't want to focus only in one direction even though most of my production is figurative and surrealistic other pieces of my art are breaking new ground on actual digital art, that is, they express the new aesthetic phenomena that are currently going on only in digital art as a brand-new tool to express ideas in the art world, which hardly ever before have been expressed visually with techniques prior to the computer.

I feel particularly influenced by transpersonal experiences and they are indeed a part of my personal worries. Psychodelia, mysticism and everything related to unusual phenomena of the mind ... are also a source of inspiration for my art

Another important aspect in my art is the social criticism that I try to reflect in many of my compositions, we still lack true democracy in the world even though politicians still try to convince us that we live in the best possible conditions ever reacheable for the present times. In this way I feel the urge to continually put into question the status quo of the so-called democracies.

My creative process doesn't follow easy guidelines, every new artwork is a new challenge for me. I like to continually defy the viewer's expectations regarding my previous art but my foremost aim is to amaze and make think all those who behold my creations, to arouse the internal powers of wonder and sense of the magic. In this respect, I am a truly anarchical artist who doesn't comply to cosy features when it comes to stylistic terms.

Well, to end things up, I should finally state that I utterly want to express with my art an inner world full of pent-up stamina that society commonly represses...let's say that I try to make the viewer think and feel transported to a better world far from the inherited neuroses of mankind... A no-man's land for freedom and release from everyday's rat race.

~

Arcanum


Ataraxia


A Wild Desire of Captive Reason


Between Nightmare & Hope


Blade Forerunner


Chain Reaction


Crash of Shapes


Cyberamporphia (De Sublimis)


Ecuentros con la Bestia Pr..


Journey to the Light


Le Jardin de L'Or Secret


Leornado's Magical Groove


Meta-Cryptic


Still Alive Life


The Ecstacy of Innocence


The Inner Offering


The Love Connection


The Unwanted Welcome


The Long Odyssey of a Purple Lily


Untitled


Waiting for the Eternal Sunrise


X-city
~

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Digital artworks at Sala Mapfre from La Laguna -Tenerife (Spain). October 1998.
Digital artworks at Sala Hispano 20 from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). May 1999.
Digital artworks at bookshop "Foro Literario" from Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Spain).
On-line exhibition at Arterealidad. www.arterealidad.com (Barcelona - Spain). (May-July 2000).
On-line exhibition at Arteycreatividad. www.arteycreatividad.com (Buenos Aires - Argentina). (August 2000).
On-line exhibition at ArteLIBRE. www.artelibre.com (Buenos Aires - Argentina). (September 2000).
On-line exhibition at Completart. www.completart.com (Valladolid - Spain). (October 2000).
On-line exhibition at Lebanonart. www.lebanonart.net (The Lebanon). (December 2000).
On-line exhibition at http://usuarios.tripod.es/artepromocion . (January 2001).
On-line exhibition at http://go.to/gallery212 (February 2001).
On-line exhibition at www.arcart.co.uk . (February 2001).
On-line exhibition at www.plusarte.com (February 2001).
On-line exhibition at www.arterealidad.com (Barcelona - SPAIN) February 2001.
On-line exhibition at the online art magazine "El Mundo Arte" www.elmundoarte.com/atmanvictor (Tenerife - SPAIN) February 2001.
Artwork publication in the spanish art magazine "Arte & Diseño" (February 2001).
On-line exhibition at www.yoart.com (1st Indian online digital art gallery) (March 2001).
On-line exhibition at www.digitalconscoiusness.com (USA online art gallery) February 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.oletuarte.com (Madrid - SPAIN) February 2001.
Digital artworks at Sala Mapfre from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - (Gran Canaria Island .Spain). April 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.acmearts.com (USA online art gallery) April 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.artmania.com (USA online art gallery) April 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.artlatitude.com (UK online art gallery) April 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.silverrain.de (online art gallery from Germany) April 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.newartspace.com (online art gallery from UK) April-May 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.digitalartmuseum.com (USA online art gallery) May 2001.
On-line exhibition at http://www.artcube.co.uk (UK online art gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.notthetate.co.uk (UK online art gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.artport.de (German online art gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at http://www.happycockroach.com (online art gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at http://www.creativenue.com/ (online art gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.digitalart.org (online digitalart gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.mediagallery.com/atmanvictor (online digitalart gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at www.centralarray.com (online digitalart gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at http://www.geminidom.com/GemArt/atmanvictor (online USA digitalart gallery). May 2001.
On-line exhibition at LEVELGT.COM (online digitalart gallery). May 2001. http://marc.beyer.free.fr/Galerie/AtmanVictor.htm
On-line exhibition at "WORLWIDE ART GALLERY" (online gallery from Australia). June 2001. www.theartgallery.com.au
On-line exhibition at "CYBERDAY KUNSTPORTAL". June 2001. http://gallery.cyberday.de/interakt/ausstellung.html
On-line exhibition at "OPENARTE" (online gallery). June 2001. www.openarte.com
On-line exhibition at "DESDELAPLASTICA" (online gallery). June 2001. http://www.desdelaplastica.com.ar
On-line exhibition at "ASOMBRARTE" (online gallery from Argentina). July 2001. http://www.asombrarte.com/
On-line exhibition at "AGO ART GALLERY ONLINE". August 2001. http://www.art-gallery-online.org
Guest artist at "AMBIENT LIGHT". August 2001. http://www.ambientlight.co.uk
On-line exhibition at "YUISA.COM" http://www.yuisa.com/artist.php?aid=275
On-line exhibition at canadian gallery "TAKINGITGLOBAL" http://my.takingitglobal.org/express/gallery/exhibit.html?EID=6
On-line exhibition at USA online gallery "PIXIPORT" www.pixiport.com
On-line exhibition at GERMAN online gallery "GALLERY 24". Oderstrasse 24 - 10247 Berlin http://www.oder24.com . October 2001.
FACTORIA PÈRRO VERDE. ARTE INTERNACIONAL. Madrid. Spain. (october 23rd october - 8 nov. 2001)
On-line exhibition at FRENCH gallery "MONEXPO". http://www.monexpo.com/pages/listable_artiste/id.175/ . October 2001.
On-line exhibition at FRENCH gallery "ARTWEBMARKET". October 2001. http://www.artweb-market.com/page_peinture2/p_a.htm
On-line exhibition at USA gallery "THE DIGITAL ARTIST". October 2001.
http://www.thedigitalartist.com/avictor.shtml
Featured artist in online digital art gallery "SILVERGRAPHICS". USA (November 2001).
http://silvergraphicsweb.com/Digital_MixedMedia/Atman/Atman.html
On-line exhibition at online art gallery "ONART". November 2001. www.onart.com
On-line exhibition at online art gallery "NOSOLOARTE". December 2001. http://www.nosoloarte.com/atman/
Admitted artist in online site featuring 50 best art sites. (December 2001). http://www.topsitelists.com
On-line exhibition at art gallery "TOENG". December 2001. http://www.toeng.com/browse.php?sortby=date
On-line exhibition at spanish art gallery "MARC3ART". January 2002. www.marc3art.com
On-line exhibition at USA art gallery "WORLDNATION". January 2002. http://www.worldnation.com/gallery/digital/AtmanVictor.htm
On-line exhibition at art gallery "ARTCHALLENGE". February 2002. http://www.artchallenge.com/pages/digital_gal.html

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Digital artworks at Talia restaurant from Valencia (Spain). July 1997.

AWARDS & GRANTS:

Winner of several awards & prizes in primary school fine arts contests.

Selected artist for the III Edition of "Art-e-mail", International Exhibition of E-mails of Artists, that will take place during the celebration of MAC21, International Contemporary Art Fair, that will take place in the Marbella Exhibition and Congress Centre, Costa del Sol, Spain, from 18 to 22 July 2001.

Winner of the "GOLD ART AWARD". AGO Art Gallery Online. http://www.art-gallery-online.org/awards/winners.shtml . May 2001.

The Critical Mass Award. URL: http://www.atlantic.net/~bdarl/critical.html

Residency awarded by FUNDACION VALPARAISO for artistic creation purposes. May 2001. Mojácar - Almeria (SPAIN).

Winner of the 1st online digital art contest by AGO ART GALLERY ONLINE. http://www.art-gallery-online.org (August 2001).

Selected artist at PIXXELPOINT INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER ART FESTIVAL 2001. Slovenia. October 2001. http://www.pixxelpoint.org

Selected artist at online art contest "2001 International Art Contest (IDAA)". Category: Digital art. http://artdept.copysafe.net/contest01/digital.asp

"Artist of the week" at Online exhibiton in the norwegian gallery "DIGITALART.NO". (November 2001). http://digitalart.no/eng/

The Art Sublime Award. Online art gallery from Mexico. http://www.artsublime.net

Selected artist at INTERNATIONAL CYBERART EXHIBITION. January 4 - 25, East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii, USA http://www.lastplace.com/EXHIBITS/EHCC/ICE2002/exhibit3.htm

The Gold Web Award of Excellence. Online art gallery ARTSPACE2000. http://www.artspace2000.com

"Artist of the month" at online exhibiton in the spanish gallery "MARC3ART". (January 2002). www.marc3art.com

"Artist of the month" at online exhibiton in the japanese gallery "TORAY ART GALLERY". (February 2002). Toray Industries, Inc. http://www.toray.co.jp/artspace/e/art/index.html

Award of Merit. "Artchallenge" international online art gallery. www.artchallenge.com . February 2002.

Finalist 1st online international art contest "MARC3ART". February 2002. www.marc3art.com

Awarded at online art contest "Promoting a Culture of Peace". Online gallery from Canada.(February 2002). http://d.takingitglobal.org/express/gallery/contestwinners.html

ARTISTIC COLLABORATIONS & AD WORKS:

Adversiting works for the Canary Islands Brewers "Cervecera Canaria". January 2000. Spain.

Cover illustration for the tale book "El vendedor de alfombras" commissioned by the prestigious publishing house "Ediciones Obelisco". Barcelona (Spain). September-2000.

Inside Illustration for the international magazine AÑO CERO.number 126.Page 45. Madrid (Spain). November 2000.

Cover illustration for the spanish magazine DELIBROS. November 2001.

Artwork publication in the spanish art magazine "ATLANTICA INTERNACIONAL". December 2001.

Artwork cession for conference poster by request of WORCESTER UNIVERSITY / Department of English & Drama. (UK).

~

Jose Luis Mendez Fernandez (ATMAN VICTOR)
C/Santiago, 8 ­ 3ºA
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
SPAIN (38002)
Phone: +34 922 27 61 47
E.mails: atmanvictor@hotmail.com
cybermutante@terra.es
cybermutante@canariastelecom.com

URL: http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/c/cybermutante