We’re excited to unveil a new original artwork from Gert-Jan Akerboom offered exclusively through MakersPlace.
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A good artwork is always a combination of the planned and the unexpected.
— Gert-Jan Akerboom
Gert-Jan Akerboom is a digital artist and animator based in Berlin, Germany. Akerboom’s artwork have taken many forms in the past years, with the most recent being an expansion of his digital skills through high resolution 3D animation.
Every interaction, whether conscious or not, serves as inspiration for Akerboom. Dark and eerie imagery are particularly fascinating to him. His work is often influenced by his interest in science, culture, astronomy, and mathematics. He takes pride in a “lack of style” and intentionally goes out of his way to create artwork that is unlike anything most viewers have ever seen.
The Radiant Grove
I put effort into finding unconventional ways to use different computer programs and apps to create the possibility for accidents (glitches) to happen and integrate them with the part of the work that was planned.
— Gert-Jan Akerboom
Inspired by a fearful fantasy of getting lost in the forest after dark, The Radiant Grove, takes viewers on an eerie yet exciting journey through a dimly lit grove of trees. A first person perspective and rolling, fast-paced animation brings viewers inside the creation, making it feel all the more real. Folklore, myth and biological science all served as inspiration and educational components in the making of this artwork.
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Gert-Jan Akerboom’s artworks are currently being shown at the MakersPlace VR Art Gallery in Cryptovoxels until June 10th, 2020.
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