Christian Stangl’s short chemical film is nothing less than captivating. I’m developing an improper relationship with this artist’s work.
What is a drawing? Mine have been ink-based, not pencil, for over a decade. In recent years they’ve been more abstract than literal. Occasionally, I’ll use a digital surface just to see what happens (weird stuff happens btw). Here, an artist and a robot look to create a piece that starts off as one copying the other, but quickly turns into a collaborative effort with much more fluid action and reaction than was likely expected.
This deceptively simple-looking “guide” contains some hidden swagger. WIthin the first few seconds the car transformation made me sit up and pay some attention. The CG lo-fi rods and strings are another reminder of how the aesthetic of handmade gadgets, no matter how conspicuous, will always inspire digital versions.
I love when artists take experimental animations and create something stunningly beautiful out of their desire to learn. Like this piece by Alan Geoy.
The artist in question, Christian Stangl, poses some deep questions about the role currency plays in life, in history, and in humanity. If you’d rather let your eyes soak up the visual manifestation of his intellectual thesis, then this is for you.
NASA’s anechoic chamber (a room devoid of echoes) provided the main inspiration behind this personal piece.
I think Blue Zoo just won the best holiday card of the year award! This two minute, fully animated holiday card is bursting with unique characters, and a custom song to go along with it. The models and textures hold up even during the extreme closeups. I like how they weren’t afraid to get a little weird too, taking a page out of Ren and Stimpy or even the early stages of Spongebob.