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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, 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 in shades from the film, elegantly composed and rendered as the backdrop. Surrounded by an infinite vacuum of negative space, each sculpture is composed of Easter eggs and references to both the film as well as works from art history. The audience is invited to be part of the artwork as they try to guess the identity of each work. I strived to create a harmonious balance where both cinephiles and casual movie goers were able to participate, resulting in a mix of easy-to-difficult depictions.

 

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. I created 20 works in total - each being printed and framed and held a small personal “exhibition”. The premise was simple - to guess which artworks depicted what movies. The project was well received by everyone.

 

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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Fast forward to September 2021 - with enough money from sales from my NFTs I decided it was time to pause all the projects that I was currently working on and begin working on the movie sculpture series. 2 months later I finished the first drop - consisting of 10 individual works.

 

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.

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- Aims

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As time went on, my life took a dramatic change and I moved from Sydney, Australia to Montpellier, France in 2019 (now living in Paris since 2020). It's here where I became continuously distracted with various projects that prevented me from continuing to work on the series.

In June 2021 I directed the music video - Give Me Space and included an NFT drop that consisted of hidden Easter eggs scattered throughout the music video. The idea was that the very first 10 people to submit their findings and correctly identify the Easter eggs would be airdropped a special custom NFT dedicated to the search. This prompted people to interact with the clip and participate in the NFT event and was well received amongst my fans.

 

This turned out to be my favourite interaction in all my art career - interacting with collectors and fans and reminded me again of the movie posters. 

 

I decided at this point I would pursue works of art that were more than just beautiful depictions - but rather works that had a participation value with the audience.

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