b. 1959, Mexico City, Mexico
Miguel Chevalier’s fantastic digital works are pure “transformational” art that is in constant metamorphosis. They are generated in and through time and occupy from the smallest to the vastest spaces inviting the public to interact with them. Virtual flowers evolve with the cycle of seasons never repeating themselves. Unusual shapes, amazing colours, other artificial paradises are created. Massive walls projected with imagery, responding to the audience through motion-detectors disrupting and altering almost psychedelic visual elements.
Since 1982, his art has been dedicated to the exploration of technology. Taking references from the history of art and reformulating them using computer tools, his works investigate the flux and networks that underlie contemporary society. He is known internationally as one of the pioneers of virtual and digital art.
Miguel Chevalier was born in Mexico City in 1959 and moved to Paris to pursue his artist career. He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in 1980 and went on to Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. After graduating he was awarded the Lavoisier scholarship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and studied at the Pratt Institute, New York. In 1994, he served as artist in residence at the Kujoyama Villa, Kyoto, Japan.
Chevalier has created dozens of projects variously incorporating video projections, virtual reality, holographic imagery and other forms. He has produced exhibitions and installations for galleries, museums and public spaces around the world. He has been awarded a number of architecturally-based commissions.
Puerta Roja represents Miguel Chevalier in partnership with renowned art dealer Deborah Frydman.