Into the Pixel is a display of concept art for video games. The other day we were railing against work for hire, but as many people pointed out, there is a time and place for it, such as paying very talented people decent sums of money to sit down and imagine. The result is sometimes what you see here, some very evocative and impressive art. Click on the link for the complete gallery of the jury selections.

The Into the Pixel exhibit will feature 16 exemplary works of video game art, selected by a panel of jurors from a field of submissions gleaned from artists around the world. The exhibition offers an opportunity for published video and computer game artists to be reviewed and recognized by the public and by their peers in both the art and video game milieu.

[snip] The 2007 Into the Pixel Art Exhibition will premiere at Creative Artists Agency in June. The framed art will be unveiled in July at the E3 Media & Business Summit in Santa Monica, California. The Exhibition will open to the public at the new E for All Expo at the LA Convention Center, October 18-21, 2007.

[Above, part of “City 17” by Jeremy Bennett for Half-Life 2 Episode 2]