Barcelona-based digital artist Maciek Martyniuk’s (aka Yomagick) ‘Dreamlands‘ series came from his latest trip to Japan where he discovered the Itsukushima Shrine. His first project entirely made in 3D without any post-production
Talented interactive artist MARPI (that worked with us on @Digital.Decade installation) shares his latest collaborative installation Wave Atlas.
Wave Atlas is a water world teeming with artificial digital life, which users simultaneously create and discover. The more users who interact, the richer and more complex this ecology grows.
“MANIÈRE is the latest project by NastPlas – a Madrid-based creative duo working with digital art & illustration. With these series, they were inspired by cubism. The aesthetic was translated into the series of geometric 3D sculptures featuring abstract shapes and bright colours. Within each artwork, the viewer can discern human portraits or profiles – an element of realism set against the whimsical background of figurative sculptures.” via @trendland
The creative process of Nicolas mainly focus on the patterns and structures found in nature, observing and synthetizing their behavior, adapting their complex set of rules into a digital process, working with the idea of being only half controlling the shapes that he's generating and making abstract mathematical concepts taking shape, substance, and becoming new life forms.
“Carlos Neda is a digital artist based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. His CGI pink-tinted, surreal visualizations of imaginary spaces combine the retro charm of plush carpets and modernist rounded shapes with contemporary influences.
Solitary yet utopian – these dreamy landscapes focus on the ambience. The soft light, set design, the combination of colors. Neda creates abstract, far-off realities filtrated through the perspective of modern design.” via @trendland
The gloom ripples while something whispers,
Silence has set and coils like a ring,
Someone’s pale face glimmers
From a mire of venomous color,
And the sun, black as the night,
Takes its leave, absorbing the light.
The kinetic light installation "Duel" takes inspiration from the idea that conflict can act as a driving force. The concept of duality finds expression in the installation’s achromatic color scheme, as well as in its construction and form.
The installation’s main elements are 16 discs, all nearly flat and each with two opposite sides: one dark and one light. The opposites are in a constant state of “dueling” with each other, and all their attempts to reach one another instead result in continuous three-dimensional rotation. One recognizes in this movement the characteristic twists and turns of a coin that has been tossed into the air. The die has been cast, but the contest has not been decided yet. The discs’ movement through the air creates choreographed scenes with lights and shadows moving across space – the byproduct of a confrontation between two opposite and yet interconnected principles.
The installation was first presented on July 27-28, 2019 at the Present Perfect Festival in St. Petersburg in a separate space in the former factory. 16 motorized light elements were fixed to a 30-meter-long structure assembled in the form of a parabola and then driven in a smooth synchronous movement by custom created software.
Concept, production and video: VOLNA
Engineering: Alexey Belyakov
Mechanics: Viktor Smolensky
Camera/photo: Polina Korotaeva, VOLNA
Special thanks: William Cohen, Michael Gira, Igor Matveev, Alexander Nebozhin, Jason Strudler, Ivan Ustichenko, Artem Zotikov
Music: Swans – Lunacy
Project commissioned by Roots United for Present Perfect Festival 2019
© VOLNA (2019) © Swans ℗ 2012 Young God Records
The Creative Types test by Adobe Create Magazine is an exploration of the many faces of the creative personality. Based in psychology research, the test assesses your basic habits and tendencies—how you think, how you act, how you see the world—to help you better understand who you are as a creative. Answer these 15 questions and you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your motivations, plus insight into how to maximize your natural gifts and face your challenges.
Budapest-based graphic designer Tamás Birinyi challenged himself to create Deep Noise portraits of leading music artists: EPROM, Flume, Takami Nakamoto, Alex Banks and Jon Hopkins. He later ran an exhibition with a proper deep noise music which inspired the cause.
Computations is an experimental art film directed and designed by Maxim Zhestkov at Zhestkov Studio. It speculates a distant future when computation moves from the opaque ‘black boxes’ of our laptops and devices out into the world. He boldly envisions lush dynamic systems, which he compellingly describes as “floating networks of small transistors—some kind of strange computing organism.” Evoking both supercomputers and synaptic structures, the shapeshifting forms are serene and enigmatic.
The complex systems at the heart of Computations sway and undulate in perfect synchronization. Comprised of billions of particles, they are more than the sum of their parts—they are thinking machines that visualize, calculate, and communicate through coordinated movement and coloured illumination. Elements rise and fall, clusters lock into place, and there is an underlying sense of order governing the ornate spatial choreography. The forms are artfully embedded in architecture, perform in space, and demonstrate how each tiny element contributes to the construction of an elegant, emergent whole.nstag
During two weeks in March hundreds of Clear Channel’s digital billboards in Stockholm’s Metro were transformed into a digital art exhibition where 6 artists were asked to create a piece that would portray a unique positive feeling. The art was then triggered by people's real-time emotions — through analyzing the current mood of the citizens and their use of social media throughout the day. The aim was to help people feel happier and less stressed whilst commuting.
Motion designer Jesper Lindborg was tasked to portray the feeling of being safe. “The aim was to set a familiar yet abstract tone, using tactile objects and materials. The piece is divided into 3 sections; soft bodies, foam and cloth. Each represents different layers of protection however, all share the same caring and comforting aspect. The marble statue is not only a link that illustrates the fragile and beautiful but is also humanizing and identifiable.”
Shane Griffin released a new series of his chromatic experiments Chromatic Pastels
Ultra talented photographer and retouch master Alexander Berdin-Lazursky creates future of portraits right now