21 July 2010

splendid blu

'Big Bang Big Boom' is the latest stop motion masterpiece from the brilliant artist Blu. I think he's officially fallen into a crumpled heap on completion of this work, which is no surprise. When you watch it, you'll be stunned by the sheer magnitude of the project. Admittedly, this is nothing new for Blu. He is a prolific artist whose passion for drawing, predominantly over entire walls, buildings, streets, the ground and anything else that he passes, is truly awe inspiring. The first time I was introduced to his work, was when 'Muto', another stop motion animation, hit the internet a couple of years ago with lightning speed. It then naturally hit the animation festival circuit, including MIAF here in Melbourne, where the scale of the cinema screen perfectly complimented the scale of the sites he had rendered - forget the wee window of a computer screen - the cinema was the absolute go for viewing this film. His stand alone wall drawings and sketches are also sensational, and I just can't wait to see what he does next. Check out his work.

Blu's website, Blu's Vimeo site

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