Conventional wisdom draws a distinct line between the natural and man-made worlds. But to French artist Elisabeth Guerrier, there are manifold connections between the two that she explores through intriguing digital art. Her works convey the evolution and development of our artificial realm as parallel to the process of growth in nature. Conceptually, the link may be a shared color; other times the form itself. A trough of concrete may be linked by hue to a particular flower; overlapping scaffolding reaches towards the sky like knotty vines. These images are more than sophisticated visual puns; they act as a critique on the concept of naturalness. It is the industrial materials that capture her interest: “I’m attracted to their wild elegance, their power to be beautiful without any validation.”
For over twenty years her interests lay in theater and painting, but Guerrier has recently navigated towards digital art, embracing the freedom of the medium with stunning results. She exhibits her work frequently in France and the United States. Guerrier resides in Caen, France.