Acclaimed artist Sacha Jafri believes AI art "is very dangerous" to humanity

Sacha Jafri is one of the world's most successful living artists who is on record as creating the world's largest painting on canvas, Journey of Humanity, that sold for $62 million in 2021, the third highest sum for a living artist. He's also someone who's approach to art puts him at odds with the idea of digital art and the use of technology in art. Core to this is his aversion to the rising use of AI in art.

"I'm sort of against digital art," he tells me hesitantly, feeling his way around the words, as generative AI is becoming synonymous with the broader creation of digital painting. Sacha clarifies, "I'm against technology driven art. There's a problem with AI, there's a big problem with generative art and AI driven art."

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Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.