Jean-Michel Bihorel, digital artist from France. Photo © Courtesy of the artist

1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.

I’ve been doing digital art since 2008. First I was working for VFX and animated movies. Which allowed me to gain full control of the digital medium in this very demanding production environment. I refined my skills on many 3D software as well as my taste for detail and realisme. But I always kept a personal production of artworks flowing beside these projects in order to develop my personal universe.

Today I’m also a digital art teacher in a school we created with some colleagues in France 5 years ago. I work sometimes as a creative director and I continue to produce completely personal artworks to refine my vision.

Winter Sleep, 2020 © Jean-Michel Bihorel

2.What does your work aim to say?

My work does not always aim to say something literally. I am more looking after a feeling, an emotion that the viewer will grab and give his own meaning to. For example, for the artwork “Flower Figures 02”, I wanted to create a contrast between something cold and sharp (the ceramic body) and something soft and warm (the cherry blossom).