VR Artwork

VR Artwork

Virtual art describes the transformation of art into a virtual form, created using the technological tools that emerged in the late 1980s.

VR, short for virtual reality, involves computer-generated simulations that allow users to engage with a three-dimensional artificial environment. Visualisation, on the other hand, is the method of crafting illustrations, pictures, and/or animations to convey a specific message.

The computer scientist Jaron Lanier introduced the term ‘virtual reality’ to the public in the early 1980s. Virtual reality typically consists of visual environments presented on computer screens or specialised stereoscopic displays, while some simulations also incorporate supplementary sensory elements, such as sound delivered through speakers or headphones.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.