Focusing on Space and Utopian arts, Bright Planet Art utilizes a unique artistic approach by combining elements of real pictures with the aid of a computer, while adding minimal to zero computer generated effects to the final product.
Most of the photographs used for these compositions have been taken by the Artist, Pal Virag and his family members, particularly his older son, Tamas Virag, a professional photojournalist and talented photographer. The rest of the source photos are either public domain – such as NASA images -, or stock used by the permission of their authors. (The outlines of the two human figures featured on some of our compositions are originated from NASA’s Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft’s plaque design, and used with the kind permission of its designer Ms. Linda Salzman Sagan – who, along with Dr. Carl Sagan and Dr. Frank Drake -, was responsible for creating the plaque intended to be a message to other civilizations.)
In addition to envisioning colourful space sceneries, the artistic mandate at our ‘Bright Planet Art’ (brightplanetart.com) is to render a bright, optimistic future as a response to the gloomy and depressing visualizations of Humankind’s fate in the contemporary visual arts (including science fiction cinema, which always predicts a dark, fearful and paranoid dystopian world to come).
The Hungarian-born Nobel Prize winner Dennis Gabor (the inventor of holography) said, “the future can not be predicted, but it can be invented”. But how can the future be invented or created? Well, according to the famous author (and human rights activist) Victor Hugo, “there is nothing like a dream to create a future”. So, by creating these pictures, we are just dreaming – and dreaming of not a grim, anti-utopian future (no matter how vehemently it is being promoted today), but a peaceful, friendly and hugely advanced futuristic world… so it may finally come.