i have never been so entranced by an animated gif before in my life! usually they are funny little stop start animations capturing a silly little moment in a few frames
or a scene from a horror movie repeated over and over and over into comedic submission
but lo and behold…when i finally was released from the magic spell of hypnosis the gif above of the insane hybrid japanese warrior/ future techno sentinel had placed on me i did some research on the artist responsible for the brilliant visual only to discover his website was overflowing with a more than dangerous supply of artwork and media to take over the world with its powers.
Mythological, spiritual, pantheistic: the first adjectives to define the metaphysical world of Bruno 9li, one of the most interesting emerging artist within Brazilian artistic panorama. 9li (pseudonym/abbreviation of Bruno Novelli, 1980) synthesizes his artistic production into several dichotomies and contradictions of the Brazilian world: metropolitan, ephemeral and technological.
In his works, animals seem to spring out of the diaries and bestiaries of the first European explorations of the “New World”, epic heroes strongly impose themselves to spectator’s attention, through an immersion in a supernatural and ancestral world. A return to the origins, a lost Golden Era permeated by symbolism, where you can clearly notice references to pop culture, comics and science fiction films.
With his frantic and saturated line, Bruno 9li draws a chaotically arranged world, ruled by a mysterious alchemy that controls, between past and future, death and resurrection, fantastic metamorphosis and genetic mutations of beasts and paladins into demigods and androids.
Despite of being young, Bruno 9li has been recognized worldwide for his solo exhibitions in Europe, North America and the Far East.
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so as you can see…bruno has quite an interesting story as his foundation and hopefully has an enormous career full of amazing artistic output if his collection thus far is any indication. check out some other samples of his work and be sure to visit his very unique and super stylish website.
here is a little chauncey treat for you to add to the splendor you have just witnessed…