3D Mapping for Aruba Art Fair 2016
I was privileged enough to be selected alongside other 165 local and international artists, for the first edition of Aruba Art Fair in San Nicolas, my job consisted in create series of animations for a final 5 minutes video to be 3D mapped onto San Nicolas Water Tower. It had to reflect the art that will be displayed at the fair, as well as a special congratulation for the 125th anniversary of Aruba Aloe.
This was a lengthy process of research and discovery for me as an artist as well, the history of the company was given directly from the company, but finding the right amount of information to select was the hard part, at the end a conceptualization of the main element the Aloe plant was used to introduce the different animations and key figures and tight together the different pieces.
A more abstract way of thinking was used for the summary of the different styles that will be on display at the fair itself, the use of color and abstract animations was the main key point for the final result while maintaining an original design.
Adobe after effects was used throughout this part of the project to finalize the 3d renderings and 2d animations.
A huge part of this project as well was to model entirely The Water Tower, since it has to be used as a template to map the animations, I use Cinema 4d for this part of the process with the help of the house builder script.
I manage to recreate the tower, the original blueprints were gracefully facilitated and I’m so thankful for STICHTING MONUMENTENFONDS ARUBA.
The 2 days event of the AAF, were packed with amazing live performances, ranging from paintings to poetry and dance, international artist gave workshops the weeks before and finished huge murals and other artistic pieces to be celebrated around the city of San Nicolas as part of a permanent exposition, it was for sure a new experience and one that the city of San Nicolas welcomed open-hearted.
A big thanks for the opportunity and privilege to Tito Bolivar for his consideration and the freedom that he allowed me, in order for me to create and conceptualize these animations he was always open to guide, help and facilitate throughout the whole process, thank you so much and hope to be able to participate in the near future once more!