Denis Santelli

Denis Santelli is a French Artist living in Paris and Ajaccio.
He holds a Master in Fine Arts MFA (DNSEP) from the North French Higher Art School. 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 manipulates digital material with the approach of a painter.

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 and Asia. He showed his work at RunMe, and Rhizome and was exhibited at San Francisco and Paris. He was exhibited at CONTEXT Art Miami  during Art Basel Miami in 2019. He also received various commissions for Murals in Berlin and Beijing China.

He organized in 2021 the first hybrid exhibition Metaverse/Physical in Paris and CryptoVoxels



Nature and Trees are a major subject for Santelli that he links to our era of technological revolution and environmental transformation.  The work of Denis Santelli shows us a digital landscape, a dataflow where our psyche is revealed.

If his work refers to Artificial Intelligence and machine learning tools, he re-humanizes the process by de-automating digital creation. A kind of “degenerative art”.

He thus offers a poetic look at artificiality by combining the aesthetic matrix of virtual worlds with his original relationship to painting.

Digital pattern, degraded artefacts that are specific to the digital medium and wireframe 3D rendering are vital elements of his work.