How does virtual art compare to traditional art?

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With today's accessibility to VR sculpting tools, artist all over the world are now trying their hand at the new medium. Coming from different artistic backgrounds, VR artist are starting to see the potential of what VR art has to offer.

A big difference compared to traditional art, is that it is easier for the artist to tell a story to the audience. Being in a virtual space, the size of the art is no longer an issue and artist are free to create their own world for the viewers to enjoy. The viewers get to freely explore the space and experience the art at their own leisure.

The draw back to this, however, is that some audiences want full autonomy. They want to be in control and may want to go beyond what the artist had created. Another unexpected drawback is the unfamiliarity of VR art in the first place. Since VR art hasn't been common in art galleries, audiences are more interested in seeing VR art live. They want to also be a part of the creative process and see the art develop before their eyes.

In an interview with DW, VR artists at the forefront go further in dept on the pros and cons VR has and its place in art galleries.  You can check out the full interview here.

Source: DW