Is it possible to make a masterpiece of Art History in a collage?
“We must model our decisions and actions. Without human creativity, machines cannot create. But we rely on technology in all disciplines of life, not just art.
“Technology is neither good nor bad. Everything depends on human interaction. In art, we can use technology to help us create masterpieces with extraordinary visual qualities, but we mustn’t forget ethics.
“It is not about creating art through machines but complementing it with a creative approach. I always combine AI with Photoshop, AfterEffects, and animation to create work that is mine, work that a machine could not interpret. I believe that graphic designers and professionals should not be afraid of AI but complement it with their knowledge to create better work.”
— Gala Mirissa
In these three pieces, the pioneering Spanish female NFT artist Gala Mirissa plays with her signature collage technique, using artistic references of renowned artists such as Salvador Dali, Vermeer, Pierre Auguste Cot, Raphael, and Carl Timoleon von Neff. These versatile artists exist in the collective consciousness as exemplars for exploring art in all its aspects.
As a digital artist, instead of including wallpaper, pieces of tablecloth, or newspaper and magazine clippings, Gala has worked with cutouts in Photoshop and AfterEffects.
“Girl of Cherries,” “Toxic Love,” and “Yo soy surrealismo” play with irony, humor, paradox, and surrealism in collages that aim to show the dynamism, beauty, surprise, love, and elegance of the world.
She asks us to consider: Is it possible to make a masterpiece of art history in a collage?