Art has moved humanity for centuries, but the world of digital paintings is pretty new. That doesn't make these works of art any less powerful though! Cyril Rolando is an artist who has his hand on the pulse of the online art community and makes gorgeous pieces.
Rolando refers to his art as "otherworldly." As he describes on his DeviantArt profile, “Tim Burton and Hayao Miyazaki are both the roots of my own world. I like the surrealism movement, especially the work of Boris Vian and his ‘Foam of the Daze’ (L'Ecume des jours)."
"I'm aware my works don't come within the scope of a high artistic richness. I don't want to do beautiful things, but bringing out the difficulty to catch the emotional aspect in tiny, frozen, flat colored rectangles," Rolando says about his process.
Each painting is unique and haunting. "My characters are often lost children or in quest for their truth (and not THE truth). Their stories are quite sad but the darkness of life is more inspiring than happy and safe people, in my opinion."