Luigi Honorat (b.1986, Paris) is a French artist based in Tokyo, Japan. A self-taught CG artist, he studied sculpture at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, where he is currently a lecturer. His practice bridges the two mediums of sculpture and CGI, using computer graphics to explore new sculptural forms and ways to create. He employs sculptural principles to inform his practice in computer graphics. In all his work, Honorat searches for the balance between the slow pace and proximity to materials of physical sculpture making and the very fast pace of digital media making. His practice focuses on the meaning of reality and virtuality, matter and data, beauty and the uncanny.
Honorat has exhibited extensively in France and Japan including at Tokyo Gobiten, the National Art Center, Tokyo, JP, 2017; Fuchu Art Museum, Tokyo, JP, 2016; Ome Art Festival, Ome, JP, 2015; and Tokyo Gobiten, the National Art Center, Tokyo, JP, 2015. Honorat was awarded the Takashi Shimizu Award in 2015. In 2018, Apple commissioned him and other five artists to create a new work showcasing the creative possibilities of 3D technologies.