I'm very lucky for my stuff to be one of those 250 works selected for the festival this year!
I've been following this festival for awhile and am fond of what they're doing in Ukraine and beyond.
The work of mine that's gonna be shown is this one.
Self-persuasion is a powerful thing.
Discovering new beginnings, ideas and horizons (underline the applicable) while deserting the old tends to revoke our right for the ground underneath our feet and leave us vulnerable, timid, and full of unnecessary fatalism. Closure is something many long for to regain the sense of wonder, happiness, and, mainly, purpose. And while some are guided by the external hand, others persuade themselves in a Nietzchean approach of the "hand-made" purpose... this and other fun thoughts have been swirling in my mind.
Honestly, I haven't had so much fun drawing in awhile. I've had a black sketchbook lying around for some time but never got to it, and then all pages were used up in a second, it seems. The process reminded me of when I was a child a lot: grab a pen and see where it leads you. And in it there's something very liberating, regardless of how pompous it might sound:))
You know when you have that one big project to finish and you are working on it for the whole day, and it's been lingering over you for months... and then you grab a couple of canvas and start two more smaller ones to keep the big one company in haunting you?... yeah, that's my Wednesday.
I find simplicity mesmerizing. In it you can't really hide - all flaws and mishaps are going to be obvious with any simple form. Besides that, simplicity is the foundation of it all, be it animation or evolution. Clean and stable is what you build on afterwards.
So after seeing several multi-elemental motion works online I figured this is a perfect way to train myself in understanding and producing simple but more correct with each exercise elements. I took simple shapes and motion graphics approaches and comped them together in a "digital sketchbook" so I can see the result for each sit down. I won't promise myself to make one exercise each day but rather give time to see which motions interest me (or I have trouble with) the most for the next sit down.
... and it's just fun to make too.