New York-based artist Alexandra Pacula paints large-scale works that explore the dynamic energy of cities at night. With virtuosic brushwork, vibrant color, and fluid gesture, Pacula captures the motion and chaos as well as the sublime beauty of urban space.
Her streets are filled with light that travels almost of its own accord within the compositions, and she has developed a nontraditional style of painting that combines impressionism, expressionism, and photorealism. The resulting paintings ensnare the eye and transport the viewer to another dimension, reminiscent of the fleeting yet mesmerizing moments that take place only in the big city.
Animator Geoffroy de Crécy created a series of short animated loops depicting how deserted spaces and abandoned automated landscapes, left to perpetually continue in their motions, would continue to live on. Focusing on the machines we have created to make our lives easier, the machines in their loops seem very obsolete, almost sad looking.
The rolling sushi counter presents us with a continuous flow of perfectly presented plates, waiting to be picked up by the absent customers. Elevators and escalators are plagued by cans that keep them going, whilst the ski lift moves in circles, waiting to transport someone to the untouched ski slopes. These empty places show just how we have defined the landscapes and how redundant they would become without us in it.
Los Angeles basedMorgan Schweitzersplits his time between editorial illustrations and motion work that includes character design, concept design, asset creation and storyboard art. A rearing horse caught mid-tilt and a fleeing man about to land a step are both examples of ways Morgan manages to add tension and movement.
His sketches are generally very loose and gestural at first. He tries to incorporate some of those gestural qualities to help guide the finished illustration and to exaggerate aspects of the figure that help convey movement.
Los Angeles based artist James R. Eads works with a background in traditional printmaking and painting. Like a map to a new world, his pieces act as illustrations for something unknown. Eads takes this feeling of discovery and scatters it throughout his work, offering a glimpse of the underlying magic of everything. He uses motion and color to create impressionistic dreamlike paintings that sway between reality and fiction.
James works primarily with a digital drawing tablet to create his pieces. This allows for the seamless transition to high quality prints. He takes what he has learned from his experience in painting and printmaking and translates it to the tablet resulting in work that can disguise itself as something else.
You throw Graffiti into the phrasing or title, you are going to get an audience. Especially, Kinect Graffiti, a digital graffiti tool using “Microsoft Kinect” camera. As the filmmaker Jean-Christophe Naour notes, the “Idea behind this project is to use the kinect to track the motion behind graffiti. Visualizing the body and drawing trough different angles in realtime, Understanding surrounding space, pausing the time, etc…”
These wings are a pretty cool deal, Eadweard Muybdridge came up with some of the first stop motion photography in the late 19th century. This technique employed with t-shirt garments replicate the motion of a bird spreading it’s wing. We are sure a crazy amount of intricate work to sculpt this.
We have followed a lot of Evan Roth’s work, especially after we read an interview he did in one of the latest issues of Juxtapoz. So we were scrolling around last night and started to watch this Graffiti Analysis v3.0 video, and got really into it, and thought it was cool to share.
As you may or may not know, Graffiti Analysis is “Graffiti Analysis is an extensive ongoing study into the motion of graffiti. Custom software designed for graffiti writers creates visualizations of the often unseen motion involved in the creation of a tag. Motion data is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database, 000000book.com, where writers can share analytical representations of their hand styles.”