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Greg Notzelman 🔥
My personal goal is to achieve more with my own art and eclipse the great work I did in film. I plan on being around for a long time and people who invest now in my work are early.
— Greg Notzelman
Greg Notzelman is an American digital artist and self-taught animator who now resides in Scarborough, Queensland; a small beach town in Australia. Prior to moving to Australia, Notzelman spent over 20 years in the United States creating visual effects and environments for a number of blockbuster movie hits.
After teaching himself computer animation and rendering in the late 90s, Notzelman was hired for his first film job at Banned From The Ranch in Santa Monica working on Spawn. During this time he created the green self-healing wound effect and was interviewed in Cinefex magazine. After that, his film career took off, and he would spend the next 20 years working on a number of groundbreaking blockbuster hits.
Through his work in the film industry, Notzelman has gained experience in a number of digital creation roles. He has been an animator, modeler, retoucher, Lighting TD, Shader TD, Environment Lead, and worked on set. Some of his projects include Avatar, The Hobbit movies, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Tin Tin, Iron Man 3, all three Planet of the Apes, Avengers Infinity Wars, and many more. He has been nominated for two Visual Effects Society awards, once in 2014 for Outstanding Created Environment in a Live-Action Feature Motion Picture for Iron Man 3(2013) and again in 2018 for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature for the Planet of the Apes(2017). You can check out his full list of film credits here.
Last year, Notzelman realigned his focus on his personal artwork, resulting in a number of highly coveted rare digital art releases. Notzelman’s sources of inspiration often depends on the context and medium of his artwork. Movies and comic books often influence his work. Two directors he particularly admires are Ridley Scott (director of the original Blade Runner) and James Cameron (director of the Terminator series and Avatar).
Notzelman’s creations lean towards a more stylized aesthetic, as opposed to a hyper-realistic look and often brings landscape scenes to life with hypnotic animation. Subject matter varies with his most recent artwork consisting of either serene nature scenes, such as those found in his Hokusai-inspired “Post Cards from Japan” series or futuristic sci-fi settings, as we see in his dystopian “Future State Series”.
This drop is done at UHD (4k) which is my first personal artwork at this size. I am blending current events with a future dystopian world. I am presenting the viewer with some uncomfortable concepts, like social credit scores and surveillance. Artistically, I am making moving pictures that when displayed on a wall are relatively non-obtrusive.
— Greg Notzelman
A continuation of his Future State Series, Notzelman’s latest release, Surveillance is a display of Notzelman’s obvious technical capabilities. But it also has a strong story to tell. One of fear, restriction, and the unknown possibilities…
Inspired partly by current times and partly by future possibilities, Surveillance, brings viewers into the future to a 22nd century dystopian society where a virus has forced human isolation, movements are tracked, natural resources are scarce and quality of life is determined by a “social credit score”. This thought-provokingly prompts viewers to take a cold, hard look at society today and the possible direction we may be headed.
This seemingly dark tale is brightened through the flashes of neon lights, buzzing drones, and the overall stunning 4k detail of the artwork. Look closely, there is much to be discovered in this artwork.
Pricing: 0.7 ETH ($275) / edition
* The 5th and final edition will be sold as an auction.
Greg Notzelman’s artwork is currently being shown at the MakersPlace VR Art Gallery in Cryptovoxels until August 13th, 2020.
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