Rino Stefano Tagliafierro – Beauty: Animated Masterpieces
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro is an Italian experimental animator and director based in Milan. His output includes music videos and fashion videos. In addition to collaborating with teams and video artists creating interactive video projections for exhibitions, museums and special events, he has participated in many festivals and competitions, and has received numerous international awards in recognition of his work. Recently he has created a truly stunning animated video, titled “Beauty,” a series of moving masterpieces. Released in early January 2014, the video created by animating masterpieces of Western art is a thoughtful meditation on the cycle of human life. From the Renaissance and subsequent eras all the way through to the end of the 19th century, the once frozen moments are imagined as unfixed landscapes, animating the figure’s faces and movements within them through digital manipulation. Rino breathed a new life into them, rendering them more relatable to the present-day viewer.
SOLNTSEV GLEB Contemplation, resonance and knowledge is the natural consciousness that was stressed and damaged by the wrong networks, by the waves of anxiety
On the Boundaries of Darkness by Anton Semenov. Anton Semenov is a digital illustrator from Bratsk, Russia who creates extraordinary animated portraits and mind-bending dark themed characters and worlds. Anton Semenov is as mysterious as his work. Hiding under the nickname Gloom82 on DeviantArt, this young digital artist living in Bratsk, Russia, has indeed created a very dark universe. Semenov’s post apocalyptic cityscapes and intricate monsters bear the inheritance of H.R. Giger’s alien paintings and sculptures, Philip K. Dick’s disturbed science fiction and H.P. Lovecraft’s genetic horrors.
Till Rabus Born in Neuchâtel in 1975 Live and work in Neuchâtel Switzerland
Imagine a “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” type situation where a young punk rock kid from Brooklyn finds himself time traveling back to 17th century Holland and stumbles into the painting studio of one of the classic Dutch Masters. Accepting this odd twist of fate, he dutifully studies the teachings and techniques of his mentor and eventually breaks out on his own, painting images of his earlier life in the future. Pure fiction perhaps, but the result is all real. Dan Witz has been painting just such work in his New York studio for decades. Masterfully composed scenes of epic mosh pits pieced together from reference photos take by the artist himself at punk-rock shows are painted with the detail and delicacy he cultivated during his studies as a classical painter.
Beastman aka Brad Eastman is a husband, father and well known visual artist from Sydney, Australia. With an overwhelming desire to slow down and absorb inspiration from somewhere new, Brad Eastman and his family made the decision to pack up their lives in Sydney and relocate to Bali for a little while.