Edmonde Bizelli makes digital art that combines the sharpness and clarity of computer imagery with a softness and range of textures more commonly seen in traditional painting. Having worked as a graphic designer, Bizelli has developed an instinctive feel for the flexibility of digital technology and employs it to striking effect. “I don’t know any artist yet that works with my techniques,” she notes, and that sense of adventurousness is fully communicated in her work. Creating her images mainly on an iPad, she transfers them onto such materials as plexiglass and canvas, giving each work a strong physical presence.
With subjects ranging from portraits to abstract patterns, her digital paintings use bold, powerful lines and intense, bright colors, resulting in pieces that vibrate with energy. Color is especially important to her. “My paintings are made with high, live colors,” she says, and those intense hues give her images a sense of light and electricity. By juxtaposing those vibrant colors with softer shades and dark areas, she adds movement and drama to her paintings, further heightening their distinctive qualities.