This film looks like a playground for vision. The short excerpt description from IMDB sums up exactly what I love about the moving visual medium. Non-Narrative films, though rare, have some of the most amazing visual concepts and I think this film, Solipsist by Andrew Huang, will be nothing short of great and stir up a lot for us visual artists and designers.
Andrew Huang is a commercial and music video director living in Los Angeles. His career started when his dark sci-fi short film “Doll Face” went viral on YouTube, earning him attention from J.J. Abrams, William Morris Endeavor and numerous international festivals and galleries. His work has been featured at Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, SIGGRAPH’s Electronic Theater, the Annecy International Film Festival, MOCA Taipei, ZKM Media Museum, as well as various publications including Motionographer, DAZED & CONFUSED, and Creativity Magazine‘s “Directors to Watch.” Andrew graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Animation from the University of Southern California.
For centuries, Origami was used to make traditional objects, like simple boats and birds, until one man finally brought the art form into the modern fold.
Akira Yoshizawa imbued his paper artworks with sublime elegance and sculptural innovation. And much how an origami artist transforms a simple sheet of paper into three-dimensional magic, Yoshizawa — model by model, diagram by diagram, year after year — transformed a child’s pastime into the very art of “living” origami.
Korean artist Yong Ho Ji uses old tires, steel, wood, and styrofoam to create these masterful scuptures. His sculptures generally represent endangered and mythological species blended perfectly with a near human physical structure and features of animals known to us with the help of meticulously cut strips of tire representing flesh, muscles and curves of the bodies. You can see more of his work at his web site.
Yong Ho Ji is a Korean sculpture who was born in 1978. He did his BFA in sculptures from the Hongik University in Seoul and later moved to New York to complete his MFA in fine arts from New York University.
On his Tumblr he calls his illustrations “A paradoxical distillation of the word and the image as directed by the filters of randomness”
Juan Doe is an endangered painter. The last of a dying breed, he personifies pure art. With unheralded hand skills and hellacious wit, Juan Doe redefines the parameters of bizarre genius and secular thug. Born and raised in New York City, Juan Doe has been evolving the language of interdisciplinary art and design since the late 1970’s. He is an artist who strains the boundary between painting, propaganda, polemics, and philosophical discourse in art. He encapsulated a new age aesthetic through his command of the graphic process but with the masterful execution of a painter. His images are non-negotiable, they cannot be interpreted or postponed; they exist now, for the oxygen of the viewers eyes. His works stand as testament to this artist’s brash and unwavering attempts to demand attention through an acrylic vehicle of contradiction – a showcase of the beauty and horror in contemporary art. Doe will not allow the viewer to arrive in the future with out the past. His work characterizes a fusion of form, a behavior, dictating dignity and morality through a visual medium synonymous with contemporary culture
Lives and works in New York
Born USA | 1973