Fotolia TEN’s September artist is Sergio Del Puerto, aka Serial Cut™, from Spain. A trademarked nickname intrigues me. His work is called “Faux Tiroirs” which literally translated from French means “fake drawers” although the accompanying materials says it is “inspired by the renaissance period’s ‘cabinets of curiosities’ and is the perfect post modern example (of): an eclectic mix of old and new, combining human body parts like teeth and arms, mixed with everyday things, but historical science tools, tubes, An enigmatic, strange and wacky jumble that begs the viewer to lose him/her self in the winding mazes of the artist’s mind.”
Are you ready to see it? The description is perfect. It has also been described as, “A complex cross between surrealism, pop culture and luxury.”
One more thing…I love it and it’s kind of creepy. But there is no doubt that Serial Cut will provide an incredible Photoshop tutorial, which is really the greatest benefit that the Fotolia Ten series offers. We’re nine months in and each month, the international artist showcased by Fotolia has been diverse, brilliant, qwerky, incredible, odd, amazing, exceptional and more. The journey has been remarkable and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! If you’re just joining the program, here’s a link to view previous month’s works. While you’re there, download Serial Cut’s PSD for free (until tomorrow, September 11th at 10am est) and Serial Cut’s Photoshop tutorial about how he created it.
Here’s a little about his technique. After you read it, Faux Tiroirs will follow.
Creating Serial Cut’s strange laboratory called for various techniques, from Photoshop photomontage to 3D work with Cinema 4D. The challenge was to harmonize the light and colors of the photographs chosen from Fotolia.
“I like it when people take time to examine an image, when then enjoy looking for details, wonder what’s real or digital, etc.”. His style is an interesting intersection of surrealism, pop culture, and perhaps even the baroque, giving his work a unique look and visual identity. “A good designer is defined by his/her capacity and will to develop and defend his/her own projects. The most difficult thing, but also the most necessary, his to have your own visual identity, and an authentic style,” he says.
His influences come from a variety of places: his childhood, modern and classic art, architecture, movies such as Monty Python and more.
What do you think?
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