Section dedicated to digital graphics produced with Amiga.
I am writing the
following introduction on Tuesday, April 11, 2023,
I am often asked whether it actually makes sense to continue creating graphic works using an electronic platform that now belongs to the past... It is certainly a legitimate question, considering how rapidly technology advances. Amiga was truly a glorious computer, just like the Commodore 64 before it. However, in a person's life, deep roots are often formed over time, and I feel a strong attachment to that period of adolescence when I tinkered with 3D Studio R4 on MSDOS (386 and 486 systems) and later with Lightwave on both Amiga and Windows 95. In computer graphics, I feel that was my time, and I continue to follow that path. Perhaps I will follow it for the rest of my life.
Being in front of an Amiga relaxes me, the platform that dominated the graphic scene for a decade between the late eighties and the early nineties of the last century. I wouldn't know how to use a modern 3D graphics software package today. Amiga and the platforms of that time already allowed for creating great things, within the limits of that technology. It was a pioneering period when the machine could only do what the person behind the keyboard 'invented' to find the most 'ingenious' way to overcome hardware limitations and shape the idea they had in mind. During those years, phenomenal artists created great works, some of whom are still present in the modern graphic scene, while others have disappeared.
I own a true arsenal of various retro computers, but the ones I used as a young person in my attic take priority. I have many Amiga and Commodore 64 systems, and over the years, unfortunately, I have sold some of them due to space constraints. Nevertheless, I have kept 2 A500s in different configurations and 2 A1200s equipped in various ways... My latest piece is a brand-new Vampire V4+ StandAlone (very powerful!) that, thanks to a new company (Apollo), keeps Amiga alive. Sometimes I want to buy other models, but I have set a rule to only keep the hardware that I have somehow 'experienced' in my journey, and this helps me narrow down my focus.
Well, I don't want to bore the reader, so I'll conclude by saying that you can find my creations produced over time, following my inspiration, on various Amiga platforms, thanks to the wonderful Lightwave 5.0 package that I am fortunate to have in its original edition. These works, with their simplicity and lack of pretension, seek to convey an idea, a slice of life, something I desire, a mood, a fear, a significant moment, a place...
My images with A1200 from recent years:
PRIMA MOSTRA SU COMPUTER GRAFICA AMIGA - SALUZZO, 5 GIUGNO 2023
TUTORIAL AMIGA SU WORLD CONSTRUCTION SET 2.04
Articolo Corriere di Saluzzo - Amiga Art Contest 2022
Participation in Amiga Art Contest 2022 - Second place with 'A wall that divides us'.