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Watchlist Artist: Eelco Brand

In April TORCH gallery Amsterdam opened with a solo-exhibition of new work by Dutch digital artist Eelco brand. On Saturday the 6th of April a special video-projection will be presented as an introduction to the exhibition. This 35mm film screening will be exhibited for one week, until the official opening on Saturday the 20th of April. The official opening will include new animations, prints and a video-installation featuring steel sculptures.

Brand started his artistic career as a painter but has been working solely with computers for several years now. The make-believe worlds he creates are rendered with an unbelievable amount of detail. Every branch, leaf and ray of sunlight is carefully placed by Brand in his role of creator of private universes. All of his pieces are made without the use of any video- or photo-references and are consequently build up from scratch using 3D-software.

(text source: TORCH gallery)

Eelco Brand, B1.movi, 2012, 3D animation / video  installation, screen 42" / 2 x stainless steel sculpture /  ø800 mm /  ø600 mm, Courtesy of the artist & Torch Gallery

More on Eelco Brand (b. 1969, Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Imitation is a part of being human. Eelco Brand uses both paint and digital techniques to create images that reflect his conception of nature. In this sense his works are not so much the depiction of an actual place or event, but the way he imagined it and modelled it in the calculated space of digital art. Viewing his work can be both an alienating and deeply human experience. His subjects are modelled to the utmost detail to create a kind of hyperreal cosmos, a simulacrum of nature. Still, we experience these models of forests, cars and mountains as pure conveyers of meaning. These static images speak the language of scale, light, repetition, infinite detail and the deeper meaning of a simple gesture.

(text source: TORCH gallery)

For further information...(ArtSlant Profile) (Artist's Website) (Galleries: Torch Gallery, Gallery Lumière)

(Image on top: Eelco Brand, O.digi, 2013, Pigmented print, 100 x 100cm; Courtesy of the artist & Torch Gallery)

Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 5/2/13

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