[ISEA2018] Paper: Cynthia Villagomez — Processes of Creation in Mexican Digital Art


Keywords: Digital, Art, Mexico, Creation, Stages, Processes, Method, Artists, Context, Development.

The processes of creation of Mexican digital artists had not been studied so far, there are digital artists but just a small amount of them have worked in the field for more than ten years. This article is about the processes of creation of Mexican digital artists and their work, in order to propose a methodology for new artists and to contribute to the knowledge and comprehension of Mexican digital art. The beginning of the article is a description of the characteristics of the context of the artists; after this, a description of the process of creation according to various specialists in the field in order to propose a focus based on digital art. Then we establish relations between the theory on creation processes and the information provided by Mexican digital artists on various interviews we made. Finally, a Conceptual Map that shows the findings and the links between the eight artists of this research was made.

  • Cynthia Patricia Villagomez Oviedo, is a Professor and Researcher at Guanajuato University in Mexico since August 2002. She is the author of three books, several book chapters and articles about Art, Digital Art, Creativity and Design. Since 2003 she is the editor of the magazine called Revista Interiorgrafico de la División de Arquitectura, Arte y Diseño de la Universidad de Guanajuato. Has made stays in Spain and Austria, linked to the research she has been developing. Has a degree in Graphic Design, a Master degree in Creativity for Design by The Design School of The National Institute of Fine Arts. Has a PhD on Visual Arts and Intermedia from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia España, her thesis about Mexican Digital Art received an award called Premio Extraordinario de Tesis Doctorales by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in 2016. She is a former Member of The National Research System, level 1, CONACYT.

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