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andy gilmore's nebula series of juxtaposing geometries
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aug 16, 2013
andy gilmore's nebula series of juxtaposing geometries


andy gilmore’s nebula series of juxtaposing geometries
‘microtome’

 

 

 

looking at andy gilmore‘s complex designs, an observer might imagine they are peering inside a vast, vibrant kaleidoscope. the new york based illustrator, designer and musician realizes a new edition of geometric digital compositions called nebula series, a set of six artworks released under ghostly international editions. the geometry, intensity of light and value of colors induce different moods and reactions, left for the viewer to interpret. gilmore manipulates the gradient color shifts and variations of negative space into the interlaced cosmos of his computer adaptations.

 

the abstract digital drawings often draw influence from repetitions found in nature — the formation of clouds, patterns in tree leaves and rock clusters. the foundation for his creative process comes from his own drawings, building on their original intention and giving them new context — sketching a cloud which transforms into the image of a bird, person, or plant.

 

in the video below, gilmore speaks about his creative process, how he was once limited by the ephermal nature of the pencil, and how the computer, and digital art changed his artistic approach:

 

 


ghostly international presents andy gilmore
video courtesy of ghostly international

 

 

of the influences behind the ‘nebula series’, gilmore writes: ‘I have always approached making images from the perspective that I was summoning a cloud formation through which i would create the form it suggested to me. this approach began for me in my drawings, in which I would begin by drawing a cloud only for it to become a bird, a person, a plant, and so on. this is more or less the foundation of my creative process. drawing as micro and the computer as macro–drawing as the earth and the computer as (and of) the sun. nebula being the cloud of the macrocosm.’

 

 


‘enantiodromia’

 

 


‘novalis’

 

 


‘grandeur of ghosts’

 

 


‘instertitia’

 

 


‘micrographia’

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