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RENDERFEED ARTIST PROFILE – MARC URTASUN

Renderfeed: Tell us a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer in Barcelona!

(Marc) Hello everyone, my name is Marc Urtasun. First of all I would like to congratulate Renderfeed on their artist interviews; this is a great initiative!

I am 23 years old and I currently live and work in Barcelona, Spain. I just finished my college degree, but I’ve worked as a freelance designer for practically a year now. I am passionate about everything related to design and particularly about the 3D world, because of the infinite creative possibilities it offers.

What I like best about this job is that there is always something new to learn. I consider myself a very inquisitive and curious person who likes to explore and find new artistic references and artists to get inspired by.

Renderfeed: What type of work do you specialize in?

(Marc) I am currently focusing on motion graphics and 3D design. As mentioned I only recently started doing this professionally and I have been trying to balance my professional work with my college assignments.

Renderfeed: Did you attend any classes in college that helped prepare you to become the artist that you are today?

(Marc) I studied multimedia at CITM (Centro de la Imagen y la Tecnología Multimedia) in Barcelona, Spain. I tried to not miss any of my classes and lectures, but to be honest many of the things I learned aren’t really that useful for the work I do now. University simply shows you the tools and with any luck you find a good professor, but I think I learned much more at home, spending time in front of my computer.

There is a lot of information online in the areas of 3D, design, video […]

By |July 28th, 2014|Categories: Artist, Articles, Rendering, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renderfeed Artist Profile – Chaotic Atmospheres

Renderfeed: Tell me a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer in Geneva!

(Istvan) I started my career as a graphic designer: After completing my college education, I joined college friends of mine who had started their own graphic design studio. I ended up working for them for five years. But after so much time working for someone else, I started to feel as if I was “dissolving” my own universe and style. I was deeply implicated in every project I was working on, but had no control over any of the projects because they were not really mine. So, one day, I decided to take a break, to go free-lance and to rediscover my own style. It’s strange, but I don’t even remember which specific event led me to this decision!

Right now I’d define myself as a digital artist rather than as a graphic designer, even if the work is similar. I work anywhere between twelve to fifteen hours per day on my computer. So my “working” life is closely related to my online life.

Outside of that, in Geneva, I’ve got my family, my friends, my “normal” life. My neighbors don’t know about my work (and nobody calls me “Istvan” because that’s not my real name).

Renderfeed: Your work is very unique. There is a strong influence of mathematics and poetry in it. Can you explain what inspired you to develop such a personal style?

(Istvan) First of all, thank you! As a creative, getting a “unique” style is some sort of accomplishment (and it’s harder to be “unique” today than before the internet era). However, I never tried to have a unique style. In fact, quite the opposite happened: I used […]

By |June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Design, Artist, Fluids, Articles, Portfolio, Rendering|0 Comments

Renderfeed Artist Profile – Murat

Renderfeed: Murat, first of all, thank you very much for taking the time to sit down with us. Can you start out by telling us a little bit about yourself and about your central statement: “I am refractive and my art is the refraction of my life.”?

(Murat) Although I don’t like using words to describe my work, I actually did write this statement. I see life experience as light and whenever it passes through a prism, it is being refracted. I see myself as water or as a diamond that disperses light in the rainbow colors. Whatever happens in my life is being translated and painted on a canvas. Art is refraction to me.

Renderfeed: Let’s travel back to your childhood: You had a very multinational upbringing: born in Prague, a childhood spent in Paris, High School in Ankara…How did this influence your work?

(Murat) Well, I do not really remember my childhood. It is like I was someone else. So consciously nothing really influenced my work. I guess I was a happy child.

Renderfeed: What were the major artistic influences that shaped your life? Did you admire any artists in particular?

(Murat) I don’t really get influenced or inspired, I always prefer experimenting new concepts and techniques. I enjoy the works of Erwin Olaf. Storm Thorgerson, who sadly pasted away last year, is also one of my favorite artists.

Renderfeed: Did you go to university and if so, what did you study? If university wasn’t part of your plans after graduating from high school, what led you to the decision to jump straight into work?

(Murat) I subscribe to the motto of “We don’t need no education”. I went to Istanbul Bilgi University and studied Photography/Video. I went there as […]

By |July 18th, 2014|Categories: Design, Artist, Videos, Articles, Rendering|0 Comments