Jim Plaxco, Schaumburg Member Since March 2014 Artist Statement Jim Plaxco is a digital artist creating in abstract art, algorithmic art, astronomical art, generative art, landscape art, portrait art, and space art. Jim specializes in the creation of art using computer technology which he views as the frontier of art today and for the foreseeable future. In fact a siginificant portion of Jim's artwork is created using graphics software of his own design. With 20 years of experience in the art of computer graphics, he has experienced first hand the many artistic advances of the digital revolution. His art is undertaken as both an intellectual challenge to himself and as a means of promoting those ideas and concepts to which he has a personal commitment. His art has appeared in textbooks, been used as cover art, and has even flown in space. Additionally, Jim has judged multiple art contests for NASA, National Space Society, and others. Jim is a frequent lecturer on astronomical art, digital art, and space art.
"I do not subscribe to the proposition that an artist should confine themselves to just one subject or just one style. Rather I subscribe to T.S. Eliot's idea that "No generation is interested in art in quite the same way as any other; each generation, like each individual, brings to the contemplation of art its own categories of appreciation, makes its own demands upon art, and has its own uses for art. The computer is a wonderful tool for the creation of visual imagery and an artist owes it to himself to explore all the options this new frontier has to offer."