Kordian LewandowskiJuly 9th, 2010
I come from Poland. In 2008, I completed my Intermedia studies at the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland. I am involved in drawing, sculpture, computer graphics, artistic film, painting, and a bit in music. For a long time I was mostly interested in hyperrealism. My drawings based on photography and printing technology come from that period. So do my spatial “photographic sculptures” – results of the observation of a model from two static points. Currently I’m also into 3D sculptures (Zbrush) and Flash animation.
A sculpture carved in a block of Carrara styrofoam. It presents the dying Mario in the arms of Princess Peach. These are characters from the famous series of games, posed to emulate Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’. The subject of my work was the analysis of games based on ludology (humanistic discipline that studies video games in the contexts of other media). My goal was to enable a fusion between the world of art, and the world of games.
The Nerd’s Thinker
Design of a bronze monument presenting the Donkey Kong character posed as Auguste Rodin’s ‘Thinker’. Made in Zbrush and Photoshop.
Depiction of a fictional character from the television cartoon series “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1987-1996). 3D skulpture modeled, textured and rendered in Pixologic’s Zbrush aplication.
A portrait of my girlfriend made entirely using Pixologic’s Zbrush aplication.
Self Portrait Triptych
Part of a set of drawings in the style of American hyperrealism. Many were created using pencil and crayons. Many of the works are miniatures simulating CMYK printing technology. Some were large-scaled portraits are inspired by the early works of American painter Chuck Close. All the drawings as a starting point take a photograph, which is an absolute criteria for guiding the course of further realisation process.
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