by Philip Hofmänner
Magic artwork with an atmosphere that tries to combine humanity and astrology with technology and robotics. It shows a man with a helmet being guided by a robot dog. You might think: isn’t this a metaphor for the supremacy of technology over humanity? The title of the work itself can also prove it. The beautiful pastel pink and purple colors contrast with the bitter message that beats out of the picture. Or maybe it’s not such a bad message? Who knows what awaits us in the future…
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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