The Oracle is an original digital art print. Artist Arnaud Valette painted this artwork digitally on the computer on the basis of a traditional pen drawing.
The Oracle, like the artwork Geisha, is part of Valette´s art project and art book Red Mescaline. The Oracle is another example of an image painted by Arnaud Valette filled with life, weird little creatures, and heavily saturated colors that cause a storm of energy.
The artwork symbolizes the creative explosion and ideas that can come from the human mind. Man is depicted here with only half of a tiny human body to illustrate our inability to control our own thoughts. The human mind is clearly the most powerful element in this artwork.
Arnaud Valette uses a lot of Japanese symbolism and references in his work because he is very attracted to aspects of Japanese culture with its forest gods and ghosts and Japanese graphic design.
French-born Arnaud Valette’s life has always been focused on creativity. He studied Arts (drawing, graphic design, painting) for three years at the university in Toulouse and after that he spend two years at Supinfocom-Arles, a French school focusing on CG movies.
He worked in Spain for a period of time, making advertisements and then moved to London to work as a Lead Texture Artist/Concept Artist for the Moving Picture Company. He worked on big movies such as Man of Steel, Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and many others franchise.