Best Artist List, Oleg Dou.. This weeks best artist is digital artist Oleg Dou. This artist got his first digital art software at the age of 13, a gift from his mother. Some of his first artistic portraits were created from his friends and teachers faces. He has since perfected the art of digital portraits.
What Oleg Dou does with his digital images is touching, extremely human and terribly fragile. I love his ability to edit his way to humanity, finding the best glow just below the surface of an ordinary photo. In seeking the dead side of the living and the living side of the dead, Dou has touched upon a curiosity that dwells in most. The humanity in a manikin comes completely from the viewer and artist.
Oleg Dou Achievements: 2009 Arte Laguna Art prize, Best young photographer for Ira’s Tears. 2008 International Photography Awards Photographer of the year Fineart. 2007 International Color Awards Photograph of the year for Paper 2.