Grie, whose day job is with IBM, has used technological rendering software to create evocative two-dimensional and three-dimensional images that transform subconscious ideas into fantastical visions.
Although he considers art his secondary pursuit, Russian born Canadian painter George Grie is among the pioneers in digital art.
He describes his primary style as neo-surrealism, yet his work also features intriguing forays into pop art with pieces that raise questions about national and artistic identity.
Grie’s career demonstrates how outsider art can find a niche in the internet mediascape and challenge outdated stereotypes of what an artist, or art itself, can be. His work also highlights the paradox of high definition imaging software, which he uses to create scenes that mimic reality in extraordinary depth and detail but, at the same time, cannot possibly be real.
As technology pushes the boundaries of what humans perceive in their everyday life, Grie shows how new media formats can enhance rather than hinder the imagination.
All images by George Grie in the public domain.