Warren Chang – Atari Swordquest Airworld Concept Study

Warren Chang, “Atari Swordquest: Airworld Concept Study” Begin in 1983 and finished in 2018.

Warren Chang, “Atari Swordquest: Airworld Concept Study” Begin in 1983 and finished in 2018. Oil and gouache on illustration board. 11.5×14″ in 19.75×17″ frame.  The Swordquest series yielded three games in lemental environments: Earthworld, Fireworld, and Waterworld. Though plans for Airworld had been developed back in 1983, it was never completed or released. The artist found some incomplete drawings while searching for pieces to provide in this exhibition, and decided to finish one of the paintings he had started back in 1983.  Born and bred in Monterey, California, Warren Chang (b. 1957) graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1981, where he earned a B.F.A. in illustration with honors. He thrived for two decades as an award-winning illustrator in both California and New York, when he transitioned to a career as a fine artist starting in the year 2000. His concept designs formed the backbone of Atari’s Consumer Division in the early 80s, creating and contributing to some of the most beloved imagery of the videogame era. Chang has become renowned for his art since his transition to fine art 15 years ago, earning many awards and honors, which include induction as Master Signature member of the prestigious Oil Painters of America, the largest organization of oil painters in the United States. One of only 50 to receive this honor. His awards also include Best of Show awards in the Salon International in 2003 and the Raymar Contest in 2009. In addition his work has been profiled in many publications, including the covers of American Artist and International Artists magazines accompanying his articles on instructional painting. Now based in his Monterey studio, he is an inveterate and popular teacher, currently affiliated with San Francisco’s Academy of Art University.

Dimensions 0.75 × 11.5 × 14 in

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