Pictoplasma Conferences are packed with inspiring talks and presentations by today’s most innovative creators and talents, taking the stage to share a glimpse on their work process, motivation and personal development.
For all those unable to join the annual Pictoplasma Conferences in the flesh, those longing to re-visit the best moments, … or those simply unwilling to wait until the next edition, you can now soothe the pain by downloading a 1280 × 720 pixel window into some of the conference’s best artist talks, served as approximately 30-40 minute 720p HD mov files for your convenient home education…*
*After purchase through PayPal/Sellfy a download link is automatically sent to your Email. Files are served as 720p HD mov file (H.264) at 1280 × 720 pixels, featuring a small panel with video of speaker and a large panel with slides synced to the presentation (unless otherwise labeled: Stage camera only).
Sticky Monster Lab
29’40’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 578,1 MB
Sticky Monster Lab is a Seoul based multidisciplinary creative studio founded in 2007. Their work tells light, everyday stories set in a twisted monster world, and has attracted international attention. Through a comprehensive approach covering illustration, graphic design, animation, motion graphic and product design, they continuously expand the boundary of their creature cosmos.
30’32’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 721,1 MB
Animalitoland is the creature populated world living inside Argentinean artist Graciela Goncalves’ head. While she works as a designer for animation and games in a variety of styles, in her personal work, children and fantasy creatures pop out onto paper and murals. Being in constant movement gives her energy to try new things.
36’09’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 699,2 MB
Nicolas Ménard is an animation director and graphic artist whose work is at the crossroads between moving image, interactive and printmaking. Originally from Montreal, he moved to London to push his animation practice by completing an MA in Animation at The Royal College of Art. His work communicates strong ideas with bold, peculiar visuals, combining illustration and graphic design in a poetic and conceptual approach.
20’48’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 674,6 MB
Lucas Zanotto comes from a product and graphic design background. After graduating from the Istituto Europeo di Design Milan, he became interested in motion graphics, and gradually moved on to fully concentrate on working as a director. Lucas combines classic animation, analogue and digital media, while giving his work a very modern feel. (Stage camera only)
24’55’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 458,6 MB
Whimsical watercolours and over-the-edge, multicoloured magic are the trademark of Düsseldorf-based illustrator Nadine Redlich, whose weird, blobby characters seem to have fallen out of the pages of a German folk tale and straight into a tub of kaleidoscopic paint. Nadine is also the inventor of “ambient comics”, as she clearly demonstrates during her 15 minute hypnosis session. (Stage camera only)
30’01’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 597,9 MB
Andy Ristaino is an Emmy Award winning character designer and story boarder on Cartoon network’s ‘Adventure Time’ and comic book author, including his recently kickstarted collection of dark humor shorts, ‘Night of the Living Vidiots’. Inspired by nature – and especially mushrooms – he spends most of his free time endlessly sketching and searching for new shapes and textures.
29’54’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 591,6 MB
A big part of the Peru based, Spanish born artist Mr Kat AKA Jaime Alvarez’s inspiration comes from the fusion of pre-Columbian art and contemporary character design, focusing mainly on animals and skulls. His love for 3D took him to bring these designs to life through wood, plush, resin and fibreglass.
49’05’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 897,1 MB
Better known to the world as TADO, the design duo Mike and Katie based in Sheffield, UK has produced an endless list of darkly adorable characters, artwork and projects that have terrorised and delighted fans world wide for over a decade. Everything they do is produced in total collaboration – whether it be taking turns in drawing, painting, drilling, glueing, scribbling, clicking, or even presenting their work on stage!
41’00’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 846,2 MB
New York based animation director and illustrator Fons Schiedon has made a name for himself with his commercial, style-defining animation shorts and the chewing-gum-like distortion of his characters’ body parts in time and space. In his talk he shares insight on the strong conceptual approach for his latest project, the motion-graphic novel adaptation of the Magical Flute. (Stage camera only)
40’25’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 779,4 MB
Yves Geleyn is an award-winning, mixed-media storyteller – for story and characters are most important to him. For each project, he applies the adequate techniques and media that serve best to tell the story – and bring across sensibility, delicacy and poetry. His references are numerous: Japan, art, nature, animals and especially birds.
22’36’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 460,2 MB
Stefano Colferai is a young Italian illustrator based in Milan. Armed with a good sense of humour, his medium of choice is clay. He has established his own workflow to create his recognisable imagery, by starting with the plasticine moulding as the base of the composition, before moving towards the computer for final image enhancement. (Stage camera only)
29’06’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 569,7 MB
Based in Nagano, Hikari Shimoda first studied illustration at the prestigious Kyoto Saga University of Art and Aoyama Juku School before she began her career as a contemporary artist in 2008. Shimoda’s artwork paints a world where cuteness and horror coexist. Her portraits not only represent heroism but an adult desire to watch our children grow and to defend the world we have constructed.
37’29’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 747 MB
Wong Ping is a Cantonese animator and director based in Hong Kong, mixing topics such as teenage lust, shame and sexual suppression with a surprisingly fresh and luscious colour palette. NOWNESS writes about him: “Wong Ping gives new meaning to NSFW… his gasp-inducing imagination feeds into our child-like curiosity to toy with social and cultural taboos”… Explicit imagery! (Stage camera only)
39’22’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 752,6 MB
Luciana Eguti and Paulo Muppet founded Birdo with two computers and a fax machine back in 2005. They now share the roles of producers and directors over a team of multitalented artists that include writers, designers, and animators. Birdo has recently created the Olympic and Paralympic Mascots for Rio 2016 and are also directors of their animated products.
27’10’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 523,1 MB
Akinori Oishi is a graphic artist based in Osaka. Drawing faces using no more than a few dots and dashes, he arranges his characters into vast, sprawling life systems that can take over entire buildings – or reduces them to typographic portraits. The self-declared ‘drawaholic’ studied fine arts at Kyoto City University of Art, and later developed skills in multimedia at IAMAS.
44’27’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 848,9 MB
Brosmind is a studio based in Barcelona founded by brothers Juan and Alejandro Mingarro in 2006. Their style is playful and optimistic, and combines colour with humour. While their commercial illustration has been awarded with the most prestigious international awards, their universe is not fully understood without their personal artistic projects… as their performative presentation proves! (Stage camera only)
33’40’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 616,4 MB
Loup Blaster is an animation film director from Calais in Northern France. Photography, piano-playing, cooking, singing, composing and myriad other activities all come naturally to this young multi-talented artist, whose work cannot be defined as any one style. Loup takes inspiration from the world around her in a quest to constantly surprise herself.
36’15’’, 720p HD mov (H.264), 667,7 MB
Snil Yom worked as graphic designer in Seoul and Tokyo, before focussing on his career as a fine artist. He experiments with very basic shapes and animist principles. Intrigued by the material, he started to explore porcelain as medium of his choice to transform his trademark two-dimensional character visuals into three-dimensional shapes and objects.
36’33”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 595.9 MB
Tim Biskup was born in Santa Monica, California in 1967. His melodic paintings are sourced from a lifelong fascination with popular culture, punk rock and experimental music. He received a compelling combination of technical training from art school and years in the trenches of the animation industry (Cartoon Network, Spümco, Disney).
25’33”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 401.4 MB
As an illustrator Craig Redman works together with London-based Karl Maier to create bold work with simple messages. After moving to New York in 2007, Craig started his daily blog Darcel Disappoints, a reflection on the highs and – especially – lows of big city life. His Cyclops image / alter ego is meanwhile famous throughout the fashion and celebrity worlds.
37’46”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 585.2 MB
Illustrator, marathon athlete, skater, and philosopher James Jarvis takes the stage and makes sense of his busy career, from creating characters for commercial advertising, to shaping the nascent world of designer toys with numerous collectible plastic figures, and recently humbly returning to the timeless pleasures of a simple pencil stroke.
36’33”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 595.9 MB
French-born animator, writer, and producer Ben Bocquelet talks us through all development stages of one The Amazing World of Gumball episode.
34’42”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 666.2 MB
Ice cream lover Buff Monster explains his art dominated by happy characters living in brightly coloured bubbly landscapes.
BUBI AU YEUNG
29’19”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 440.0 MB
Bubi Au Yeung believes in simplicity. She has created numerous characters, such as Treeson, an iconic favourite with fans around the world.
28’32”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 476.4 MB
French graphic designer Jean Jullien talks about his wildly eclectic body of work, ranging from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing.
DOMA / CHU
32’09”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 497.2 MB
DOMA Collective founding member CHU, talks about his personal work, characterised by curved shapes and the creation of geometric-abstract universes.
DIANA B. HERRERA
34’18”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 477.4 MB
Using paper as her primary medium Diana presents notions of temporality and change in an ongoing series of vibrant handmade paper birds.
10’47”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 172.3 MB
Amanda Visell gives a surprisingly brief talk on grewing up with a crazy love for vintage Disney-Musketeers, war era cartoons, a different time and her work.
BENJAMIN VAN OOST
33’14”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 544.8 MB
Benjamin Van Oost, co-founder of TOYKYO and art director/sculptor at CASE STUDYO, talks about his passion for spreading happiness by producing beautiful objects of desire.
36’24”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 636 MB
Austrian urban artist Nychos is renowned for his huge-scale and technically outstanding murals and gallery pieces, often diven by an obsession with anatomy and dissection.
34’37”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 544.2 MB
Animation writer and director Mikey Please’s thesis film “The Eagleman Stag” went on to win a BAFTA and was short-listed for an Academy award.
27’53”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 402.5 MB
Kimiaki Yaegashi aka Okimi is responsible for some of the strangest imagery you’ve probably ever encountered.
25’57”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 386.1 MB
Comic book artist and comedy writer Lizz Lunney explains her drawings of surrealist animals, household objects and food, all endowed with the gift of consciousness.
32’23”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 632MB
London-based animator and illustrator Andy Martin talks about his diverse work, characterized by a perfect mix of humour and hilarity. And brilliant sound!
36’39”, 720p HD mov (H.264), 681.14 MB
Crude style and vivid colours are the trademark of Brecht Vandenbroucke’s work, which comments on modern life in all its facets with a perfect mix of surrealism and absurdist humour.