The visual arts encompass many forms, such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and more. With the advent of technology, digital art forms such as graphic design and 3D emerged. Mastering the digital art form and specializing in the futuristic theme, is the young contemporary artist of Italian descent, Leopoldo D’Angelo.
D’Angelo, who uses ‘Dangiuz’ as his artistic pseudonym, has risen to prominence on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram with his visually stunning and unique 3D graphic images that depict the futuristic world. His style is heavily influenced by synthwave and cyberpunk science fiction cultures that denote the futuristic post-apocalyptic or dystopian scenario and retro-futuristic eighties elements. His inspiration includes movies such as Ghost in the Shell (1995), Blade Runner (1982), and Altered Carbon (2018).
The evocative artwork is captivating with a brilliant rendition of cyberpunk, a genre that illustrates a cyber world with humanoid robots in an oppressed society dominated by large corporations. Through his art, he also endeavors to showcase a world that is enslaved by technology. His creations that use Cinema 4D, Octane Render, and Photoshop include a blend of architecture, cityscapes, neon lightings, prominent use of blue and pink colors, and advertising billboards to represent the future from his perspective.
Born in Turin, Italy, 25-year-old Dangiuz graduated in 2014 with a diploma from IIS Bodoni-Paravia High School, an institute for Graphic and Photographic Arts, and started his career as a Graphic Designer. After collaborating with various graphic studios for work, he discovered 3D Arts and transitioned to become a 3D artist. He believes this medium allows him to express himself and his skills in an impactful manner. A fan of cinema, he has also produced two short sci-fi movies, First Dawn and Unknown Gravity, which are in the pre-production phase.
Follow the talented artist on Instagram @dangiuz to check his fascinating 3D images and connect with him on his website www.dangiuz.com for inquiries or to commission a piece.