Digital painting is a computer-based work whose original is of virtual nature. It is a new field of artistic exploration that brings not only an original formal construction but also a vibrant conceptual approach to the visual arts. Due to the great flexibility of digital age this work can be instantly displayed at a universal level. This type of circulation, until now exclusive to television or radio, is a completely innovative step in the circulation of plastic arts.
For several years now, Jorge Portela has been establishing the foundations for digital painting. He has also conceived the graphic support structure and the technological platform that allows digital painting to circulate easily between different cities from a wide variety of countries, granting a global and international feeling to the work performed by visual artists and allowing a fast cultural exchange.