The 2014 Into the Pixels exhibit honoring the work of video game artists — now in its 11th year — will debut at this year's E3 with artwork inspired by new and upcoming titles including the next Assassin's Creed, The Witcher 3 and Watch Dogs, organizers at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced today.
Into the Pixels will be available for viewing June 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center alongside the expo. Works featured in this year's exhibit draw from Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Unity, Rayman Legends and Watch Dogs, Bungie's Destiny, Harmonix's Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, DOTA 2 by Valve, ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2, PlayStation 4 exclusives Infamous: Second Son from Sucker Punch Productions and Killzone: Shadow Fall by Guerilla Games, Vlambeer's Luftrausers, Project Spark, Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus, Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive, Nyamyam's Tengami, The Banner Saga, The Last of Us, Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1866 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
"Into the Pixel celebrates some of the most important contributors to our industry — the brilliant artists and their endlessly imaginative work," said AIAS president Martin Rae in a press statement. "These visual storytellers help breathe life into wide-ranging ideas with a wealth of style and creativity. As these images demonstrate, the line between fine art and the artwork of interactive entertainment continues to evaporate. It is always a great pleasure to unveil the new collection in the Into the Pixel Gallery at E3."
"This year's Into the Pixel Collection represents one of the most diverse sets of artwork ever selected by the jury, including works that are bursting with drama and energy, as well as those that are thoughtful, contemplative and still," added Glenn Phillips, acting head of the Getty Research Institute's Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art. "As video games continue to push into new artistic territories, video game artists are expanding and reinventing their craft, creating works that are smart, sophisticated, and surprising."
More information on the collection and the artists, as well as a first look at the artwork featured in the exhibit, can be found on the exhibit's website.