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1975 Japanese magazine illustrations of creatures from close encounters.
The double distance, both cultural and temporal, allow us to evaluate how much this is an imagery which heavily borrows from science-fiction and in the same time is clearly distinct from it. One cannot help but notice that it’s a visually rich universe, with it’s interpretation possibilities far from being exhausted.
Created by David Elwell & Gareth Hughes.
The peaceful wandering of an odd wood creature.
I love that they didn’t felt the need to add any actual action to the movie. Keeping it focused on the actual subject : The creature. Pure, unadulterated love for the creature.
My take on the yeti/sasquatch/mi-go/almasty, for Pictoplasma’s Missing Link research project. Part of the Pictoplasma exhibition at “la Gaité Lyrique” in Paris.
If you’re looking for true contemporary art, that is : an artistic movement, made by living people, today, creating new forms and images unseen (and, for causality reasons, most likely impossible) thirty years prior, Pictoplasma is the deal.