Denis Santelli 
is a French Artist living in Ajaccio and Paris.
He holds a Master in Fine Arts MFA (DNSEP) from the North French Higher Art School (Ecole des Beaux-Arts). He taught New Media Art at National Higher Art School  (Beaux-Arts) of Paris-Cergy and Interactive Media Design at the International Institute of Internet Research & Laboratories.

For the last 20 years, Denis Santelli’s been experimenting with various innovative technologies related to digital art including generative art, but Denis Santelli is a classically trained artist, his primary medium was oil paint on canvas. Today he paints using image editing software and virtual reality technology, but he ends on a real canvas by a real painting act, all the pieces are unique.

He has participated in several exhibitions and has been invited to various seminars and talks about Art & New Media in the USA and in Europe.

He showed his work at RunMele Cube (Fr) and Rhizome and was recently exhibited at Miami, San Francisco and Paris. He also received various commissions for Murals in Berlin and Beijing China

He was exhibited at CONTEXT Art Miami last December during Art Basel Miami by Lise Braun Collection Gallery Paris.


Denis Santelli

est un artiste français vivant entre Ajaccio et Paris.
Il est diplômé (DNSEP) de L’École Supérieure d’Art du Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Il a enseigné l’art des nouveaux médias à l’École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy et la conception de médias interactifs à l’Institut de l’Internet et du Multimédia.

Au cours des 20 dernières années, Denis Santelli a expérimenté diverses technologies innovantes liées à l’art numérique, y compris l’art génératif, mais Denis Santelli est un artiste de formation classique, son principal médium est la peinture.

Aujourd’hui, il utilise des logiciels et de la réalité virtuelle, mais il termine par un acte de peinture véritable, toutes les pièces sont uniques.

Il a participé à plusieurs expositions et a été invité à divers séminaires et conférences sur l’art et les nouveaux médias aux États-Unis et en Europe. Il a montré son travail à RunMele Cube (Fr) et Rhizome et a récemment été exposé à Miami, San Francisco et Paris. Il a également reçu diverses commandes de peintures murales à Berlin et à Pékin en Chine.

Il a été exposé au CONTEXT Art Miami en décembre dernier lors de Art Basel Miami par la galerie Lise Braun Collection, Paris


Recent exhibitions

2019, Context Art Miami, Lise Braun Collection Gallery, Miami.

2019, Virtual Landscapes, Lise Braun Collection Gallery, Paris.

2018, Bored before flying , Daylighted, Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, San Francisco International Airport..

2017, Conference, Seezart, Drouot Formation, Paris.

2017, Creative mobilities, International Forum, Grenoble.

2017,  Learning Expedition, Siemens, Paris Pionnières, Paris

2016, L’art d’imaginer les futurs, Digital Village, Paris

2016, Ecole des ponts, Law4Art , Paris.

2016, How Technology is Revolutionizing the World of Art, PARISOMA, San Francisco .



2017, Mural, Aden Group Headquarter, Beijing.

2016, Mural,  Infosys, Innovation Fabrik, Berlin.



Digital Natural

We are living in a time of astonishing exponential acceleration with digital technologies. Progress is now showing up in dozens of arenas: sensors, robotics, artificial intelligence, biology, genomics, digital medicine, nanotechnology,… The revolutions brought about by digital technology are reshaping the world.

Technology isn’t just changing society — it’s changing what it means to be human, it’s changing our landscape.

Landscape and nature is an important subject for Santelli that he links to our era of environmental transformation and hyper-connected world, a digital chaos where it is becoming harder and harder staying human.

Influenced by Nicolas Poussin, Constable, Turner, Monet and also abstract expressionist artists like Cy Twombly and Joan Mitchell, Santelli’s paintings appear to have been created spontaneously but are constructed using compositional guideline and classical rules.

Digital made brush strokes and degraded artefacts that are specific to the digital medium are vital elements of his work.

The final artwork result from Interplay between the Human and Technology, a relationship between the natural feeling of a real painting on canvas combined with the artificial precision of a digital technology.