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Groovy

20 Jan
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World, Hold On

26 Nov

Just for a few more days

Look kor, no handlebars

19 Nov

Just called to say that it’s good to be alive in such a small world

Look at me, look at me
Hands in the air like it’s good to be alive

In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read

I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance

I can ride my bike with no handlebars, no handlebars

“Time remembered is grief forgotten” (Circa 2010)

Protege moi

23 Sep

Art class

15 Sep

“I dream a lot. I do more painting when I’m not painting. It’s in the subconscious.” – Andrew Wyeth

“Every artist undresses his subject, whether human or still life. It is his business to find essences in surfaces, and what more attractive and challenging surface than the skin around a soul?” – Richard Corliss

“Surely all art is the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

Chungking Express

1 Sep

Cop 663: You like loud music? 

Faye: Yes, the louder the better. Then I don’t have to think. 

Cop 663: You don’t like to think? What do you like? 

Faye: Never thought about that.

Take Your Medicine

26 Aug
[vimeo http://vimeo.com/27748544]

Who are these Hipstas

25 Aug

Android Affection

22 Aug

Draft cover design for Amnesia Haze

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Kings of Leon

20 Aug

(Kings of Leon x Scala & Kolacny Brothers)

Breakbot

7 Aug

Q&A with Irina Dakeva, creator of the MV (via Motiongrapher)

How did you come up with the concept and idea for your treatment of this music video?

The day me and Breakbot decided to make the video, I was already fed up with the inherently cold digital nature of most contemporary productions. We wanted to achieve something lively, frolic and emotional; something that accentuates the analogue drawing itself rather than the inevitable computerized interpretation and post-processing.

What was your process like in making all the aquarelle paintings? Were you working off of filmed / rotoscoped footage? How many frames were there altogether?
Wizz arranged for a day of shooting with Breakbot, Irfane and the oh so beautiful friend of ours – Sunny. This provided us the very base for the video, on top of which we could draw frame by frame the traditional, watercolor animation. I’ve never counted the exact number drawings, still, in the end, on top of those that didn’t make it into the video, there must be more than 2000.

How long did this whole project take?
About 3 months and a half.

The instrumental / morphing section is so beautiful, fluid and elegant – was it more challenging than the live-action parts?
It was more challenging to conceive it, but actually easier to draw than the live-action parts. We were almost finished with the part based on the film footage and still we didn’t have anything confirmed for the ending. Just a few basic ideas. At the very last moment, things were worked out in an almost magical, spontaneous way. And the ideas assumed quickly a definite form. I keep very warm feelings from this part of the production effort, the spirit and energy of the team members, and the way vibrations rebounded in the studio. We were having so much fun working on this part!

Was there anything that you particularly loved about making this video? Anything difficult or not-so-fun?
Answering the challenge is one thing that I love about it. It was the first deep dive in the realm of traditional animation for me and I felt that meditativeness, which an experienced friend of mine once told me about. I guess, maybe it is exactly that feared, inherent repetitiveness of the workflow in animation projects that provides the meditative character to this process. Funny, isn’t it?

What else are you working on? What’s next?
We’ve just put an exhibition at Colette’s Waterbar. The drawings for the video can be seen there until the 3d of July.

You’ve Got the Love

17 Jul

Do You See What I See

18 Apr

Holla holidays, time for some random sketching.

Thanks for the support everybody. The results made my day!

Dealing with Death

20 Mar

I’m working on a paper that critically reviews Singapore’s work safety laws. I was appalled when I discovered more people die at work than by being murdered. 55 v 20, depressing. That being said, I like icings on cupcakes, so I was trying to come up with a snazzy title.

“Working to Death”

“Repercussions of Workplace Death”

“Corporate Massacre”

“The Dawn of a New Age?”

“Till Work Does Him Apart”

Then, I listened to Queen. Which was when I stumbled upon gold: “Dealing with Death” –  A mix of corporate dealings, actual dealings, sympathy for the dead workers and coping with the persistence of death in the workplace, all in one. It’s fascinating how music inspires in surprising ways. I miss Freddie Mercury. It’s true, the good die young.

Hope for Tomorrow and Live for Today

26 Feb

The shortness of time turns life into a race

The young think of winning but the old have set the pace

We live for each moment

We must prepare for our feelings to deceive our thoughts

Tomorrows not worth a care

Humans so susceptible to be addicted to feeling more

From ourselves around the world, down the street and through the door

Listen to the loudest sound;  pick and smell the finest flowers

Come back and say you’ve seen it all, tomorrow matters a little more

Welcome all experience and where we’ll find hope

Hope for tomorrow and live for today

If tomorrows worth living for tomorrow will be worth dying for

Like the slaves, we are chained to the day

Röyksopp

24 Feb

Quotidian Simplicity in Totality is Complexity

Remind Me of the things you fail to notice.

Of the things you fail to notice.

Things you fail to notice.

You fail to notice.

You fail to.

You fail.

You.

Brilliant use of infographics, period


Gold Canary

18 Feb

 

 

Honeydrum

12 Feb

Hurt Valley

8 Feb

 

Artichoke

6 Feb

Dali, Magritte, Surrealism and all things dream-like fascinate me. I can’t wait for the release of Eternity Spin by Pandit at the end of this month by Waaga Records. In fact, their album cover could be easily substituted by any of the Surrealists’ works. A psychedelic mix of electronic-experimental music is great when you just want to plug in and go down the rabbit hole. It’s not hard to realize Pandit’s brand of ambient music is definitely one of the more effective noise-blockers.

Download >>  “Artichoke” by Pandit

Destroyer

6 Feb

Over the course of his career as Destroyer, Dan Bejar has established himself and his band as one of the most unpredictable success stories in modern, popular music. As a songwriter, Bejar is recognized as having few peers. As a musician, he is like the court jester, waiting in the wings, poking fun at those who take themselves too seriously and skewering those who would celebrate commerce as art. (Taken from his site – I think Bejar and I have the same wavelength, no wonder I like his music lol)

Click here to get Destroyer’s “Chinatown” . If you love it, you can get their newly released album “Kaputt” here. Can’t seem to get it out of my head…

Flowers Bloom: Ushering in the New Year

4 Feb

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