He proposes compositions resulting from the manipulation of computer language, virtual reality, data flows, artificial intelligence, generative tools, 2D and 3D software.
He takes a poetic look at artificiality, mixing the aesthetic matrix of virtual worlds with his original relationship to painting.
Nature-related images, digital pattern, degraded artefacts that are specific to the digital medium and wireframe 3D rendering are essential elements of his works.
In the “Indecision Trees” Denis Santelli shows shapes generated by algorithms and then transformed by a series of manual interventions that contradict and humanize the digital logic.
Since 2022 he uses fluid simulators. The works proceed from the encounter between the purely natural movement of water and the revelation of the technical matrix of the 3D mesh. The waves surround and submerge ghostly trees with unreal colors. Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s “deluges”.
The “Unstable Spheres” reveal transparent cells inside which swirl organic-like materials subjected to surrounding tension forces, these spheres are suspended in a colored and reflective ether as if they were part of an experimental research program on the living.