Bright Eyed and Bushy Tate, 2020
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle 260 luster paper
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 centimeters)
Edition of 10
© Shapeshifter7, 2020.
Shapeshifter7 has been creating digital art since 1996. He works in photography, collage, film, animation, music, and figurative art. He makes artworks that echo and recompose the architectural spaces he photographs, turning them into immersive spaces while exploring the nexus of photography, collage, symbols, and perception.
He has collaborated with artist Penny Slinger since 2001 on animation, sculpture, film, audio installations, and physical installations including the scenography for the 2019 Fall /Winter haute couture show for legendary fashion house Christian Dior in Paris. He was the director of animation for An Exorcism - The Works, an animated collage film that just had a world premiere as part of Blum & Poe Gallery’s Broadcast series. In collaboration with artist Jan Lange, Shapeshifter7 animated a series of short films for Martin Lawrence Galleries. Artists featured include Takashi Murakami, Salvador Dali, Mark Kostabi, Kerry Hallam, Robert Deyber, Philippe Bertho, and Douglas Hoffman.
His current project titled Simulacre is a synthesis of his photography practice, collage, and character design. The work draws on his extensive catalog of photos from his worldwide travels over the past decade. He is currently working on developing an immersive presentation of this series for virtual reality and 360 domes.
The piece Bright Eyed & Bushy Tate is the first piece from this series that he is releasing as part of the collaboration with DACS and Vide Atelier. Fittingly, it is created entirely from photos Shapeshifter7 took at the Tate Britain in London in Oct. 2019.