i’m jealous of ignacio torres

Ok, I’m hoping these celestial-looking works, from a series titled Stellar, don’t give any of you an art-induced seizure… but, I just loved them so much, I had to take that risk! These are the work of New York based photographer Ignacio Torres. They are glittery, beautiful, and kinda bizarre… ah, my favorite combo! Here’s Ignacio’s description:

This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.






comments (10)

  1. jacqueline /// 04.24.2012 /// 11:33am

    The second one is my favorite. I wonder how these are shown in a gallery — tv screen? computer monitor?

  2. the jealous curator /// 04.25.2012 /// 7:49am

    i’m not sure jacqueline… i tried poking around to find out, but haven’t found anything yet… i’ll keep looking : )

  3. Greg /// 04.29.2012 /// 5:41pm

    These are outstanding- love staring at them

  4. Christi /// 04.29.2012 /// 6:23pm

    Wow, these are so cool! I love the textures of the sand and dust juxtaposed with the beautiful, colorful skies.

    Christi at theartcake.com, an art blog

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  6. Sai /// 05.08.2012 /// 5:15am

    Hey Jealous!!

    You must check this one out in case you skipped it–

    http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/10/view/19932/hand-drawn-animated-gifs-by-dain-fagerholm.html

  7. the jealous curator /// 05.08.2012 /// 5:50am

    those are crazy!!! : )

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