by Philip Hofmänner
The atmosphere of the New York City subway is palpable at first glance. The mysterious figures behind the masks give the work its character and cause anxiety in the viewer. Words such as dynamic work, which shows the rush of the subway, the dirt that is often characteristic of such scenes, and the clear madness of the Joker movie or The Purge Night fit perfectly to describe the mood of this work. Adding to this also the film’s colors, we get a work that seems to be a fragment of a great animation, which we would like to watch.
digital artist and filmmaker
A digital artist and filmmaker born in Zurich, Switzerland. Graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Communication/Animation from HSLU Lucerne. Winner of the prestigious NIFFF H.R. Giger Narcisse Award in Best Short Film category for his creative animation film Evermore in 2011. This film creation was shown at festivals such as 22 ° Festival Internacional de Animação do Brasil Anima Mundi in Rio de Janeiro, 9th International Animation Film Festival Animateka in Ljubljana, 6th Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo, 27. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin.
His works are distinguished by a well-thought-out concept dealing with the topics of the coexistence of humanity and technology. But he also touches upon topics connected with mysticism, the genre of horror, and the relationality of art.
In addition to his art, he works successfully as a CG artist and conceptual designer for advertising, special effects for movies and architectural visualisations.
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