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Cinema Sculptures seeks to embody the theme of cinema, re-imagining films in the form of abstract digital sculptures. These works, in which animated loops are intertwined with various Easter eggs and references from films, seek to restore memories and links that may have been forgotten.

 

Drawing inspiration from cinema as well as sculptures from various movements throughout art history, I wanted to illustrate the connection people have with films, all the while exploring the subject of memories that reside in our subconscious.

 

The foundation of each work is a minimalistic gallery environment, composed and rendered as the backdrop. Surrounded by a vacuum of negative space, each sculpture is composed of references to both the film as well as different works from art history. The audience is invited to be part of the artwork as they try to guess the the film that each work depicts. I strive to create a balance where both cinephiles and casual movie goers are able to openly participate, the end result being a mix of easy-to-difficult depictions.

As humans we tend to subliminally link art with experiences. Whether it be a song or a smell that reminds us of a particular memory in our past. Film also has this effect and a by-product of this series series is exactly that. As we search through our subconsciousness for the identity of the film, you may in avertedly trigger a lost or forgotten memory.

 

I've been searching for a deeper dimension to my art making for years now. I wanted to create a series of works that was more than just people looking at a beautiful canvas. A series that even if people didn't like the actual art itself, they could participate and have fun. It's that experience and interaction I'm striving for. 

 

With the rapidly evolving web-3 technology, this was the perfect platform to help build and evolve this idea. I've been exploring the mechanics behind tokenomics and smart contracts to help facilitate this idea.

However the concept of minimal movie posters was nothing new and it was not an idea born from my brain. There was an abundance online and thus I wanted to do something different but retain the same idea. Having worked in cinema, the theme and subject matters connected with me on a deeper level than any of my previous works. 

 

I've always been a fan of sculptures my whole life and so the idea of taking this concept and creating a series of abstract sculptures in 3D felt like the perfect progression for the project.

 

However due to my lack of advanced 3D modelling and rendering skills - the idea hit a roadblock. At the time I envisioned the project, I was working 100 hour weeks and had very little personal time to research the necessary skills in order to continue with the project. So in the meantime I drew the sculptures on paper, noted how they would animate and started modelling basic versions of the works in Cinema 4D.

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Background

 

The idea was born in 2018 when I came across the concept of minimalistic movie posters. Being both a digital artist and a cinephile, I took inspiration from this and began creating artworks of this style.

However the concept of minimal movie posters was nothing new and it was not an idea born from my brain. I wanted to do something different, in my style, but retain the same idea. 

I've always been a fan of sculptures my whole life and so the idea of taking this concept and creating a series of abstract sculptures in 3D felt like the perfect progression for the project.

 

However due to my lack of advanced 3D modelling and rendering skills - the idea hit a roadblock. At the time I envisioned the project, I was working 100 hour weeks and had very little personal time to research the necessary skills in order to continue with the project. So in the meantime I drew the sculptures on paper, noted how they would animate and started modelling basic versions of the works in Cinema 4D.

Fast forward to September 2021 - after perfecting my 3D modelling and rendering skills, I felt confident enough to pursue the idea. Coupled with the new advancement of web-3 blockchain technology and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) I decided it was the perfect time to begin working on the movie sculpture series. 

 

With over 5+ drops in production, each consisting of 10 works - expect a variety of artworks that will challenge your knowledge of cinema as well as unlock memories you had long forgotten.

Follow my journey for when I release the first NFT drop on Twitter, Instagram or Tiktok.

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