Jonathan Sparrow : pHantasy
With a monotone palette the work strips painting back to basics and puts an acute focus on the intricacies of the medium. Solid, conﬁdent brushwork creates an inviting depth that tempts the viewer through a window to another world, a world riddled with a surreal mix of truth and the absurd. Unnatural collisions of the beautiful and the awe-inspiring create pHantasy landscapes onto which humorous narratives are loosely thread.
Collaged reflective material adds an intriguing second dimension. Its precious appearance naturally sows seeds of desire in the mind. It also offers subtle, disjointed reflections of the viewer themselves, thus involving them both physically and mentally.
The result are paintings of nonsensical realities that through techniques of collage, reﬂection and suggestion become very real. The paintings are awoken when viewed and proceed to lure and urge the viewer to take that step out of their world and into the next.
Autonomous Machines by Echo Yang
"The current popularity of generative design processes in which designers use algorithms to create a variety of different outcomes, instead of focussing on one, definitive result is closely linked to the use of digital design tools. This development has changed our perception of design as the creation of the single author. What could happen when the approach fostered by digital generative designers would be applied to an analogue world? A world in which obsolete machines like hand-powered alarm clocks, walkman and mechanical toys take centre stage?My experiments in this domain of obsolete machines reveal their internal algorithms. Instead of creating these algorithms, I simply adopt and then visualize them.”
Loving Vincent: The world’s first feature-length oil painted animation
Loving Vincent is an investigation delving into the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most beloved painters, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.
Loving Vincent features over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, lead us to the significant people and events in the time leading up to his unexpected death.
Loving Vincent will be the world’s first feature-length painted animation, and is brought to you by Oscar winning film companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films. Every frame in the Loving Vincent movie is an oil painting on canvas, using the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted.
Loving Vincent will be produced through 2013 and 2014…… to be completed in 2015 - the 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death.
The team is running a Kickstarter to round out their production funds
watch the trailer here
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Hahaha mine is international women’s day! (March 8)Anyone else with a birthday coming up?