This is the first collection of Jurgen Ziewe's enigmatic computer-generated art. Many people will already be familiar with his magical work without knowing it, for Ziewe has designed many successful posters, as well as the popular mystical fantasy cards that first gained him recognition.
Inspired by such things as Jungian dream theory and New Age symbolism, Ziewe's pictures are both refreshing to the eye and mentally uplifting. He creates landscapes only possible in the imagination; from dolphins cavorting in space, and metallic superbeings enjoying virtual picnic, to a 'Mona Lisa' for the twenty-first century trailing psychedelic clouds of smoke from a large roll-up, and hippies perched on the hood of a VW Beetle, basking in a fractalised sunset.
Creating or discovering new worlds on the computer is Ziewe's talent and obsession, visiting strange new dimensions and recording what he finds there. As well as providing an insight into the inspiration behind these stunning artworks, Ziewe also guides the reader through the basics of working on computer instead of canvas.
From creating three-dimensional backgrounds such as caves, and exploring virtual landscapes, to playing with fractals, textures and posing the human figure, this book provides an illuminating look at this new and exciting artistic medium of the future.
- Publication Date:
- 13 / 06 / 2001
- 207 x 293mm