Just over a year ago I wrote several posts about the new sculptural, aesthetic Triangulation trend in art and design also known as Low-Res. This year you can begin seeing it in high end statement footwear like the new Nike Lebron XI.
Ahead of the curve, digital artist Zach Dougherty has taken the triangulation aesthetic a step further and added motion, offering new interesting insights into sculpture and an exploration of “classic” form.
A developing aesthetic, another good example of sculptural animation is the Street Fighter motion sculptures by dantheadman that remix a classic of a different kind.
“Forms” by visual artists Memo Akten and Quayola is also a series of studies on human motion.
Motion sculptures by JL DESIGN for CCTV.
Can such a powerful dynamic expression of form language also be applied to footwear and other types of industrial design? Having mastered form and graphics, how do we incorporate a motion aesthetic into footwear design?
Motion sculpture and changing sculptural form is not new in art. Also known as Kinetic art, some good examples include “Fluid” sculpture like the Ferrofluid Morpho Towers by Sachiko Kodama.
And the equally inspiring yet very different work of Theo Jansen’s wind powered moving art.