by André Brocatus
I wanted to make a digital Andy Warhol. Actually I wanted to make a composited picture without losing the sharpness and brilliance of the original images. I wanted to pay homage to Kylie Minogue. I wanted to make an image that resembles an image in your mind, as you remember it; not as sharp as the original image, sort of blurry in certain areas, but immediately recognisable. I wanted to make the essential, iconic, portrait of Kylie Minogue.
The starting point was rather technical; seperating the images at the level of the pixel, they are combined into one picture as a whole, a technique resembling pointillism. The result is an ephemeral digital image that is nothing like a Warhol Monroe, but that is nonetheless a tribute to a digital superstar and a reflection on digital media and imaging.
Craig Savino wrote a short story based on the image which is available in the pdf that is included in the download
What's in the download?
The download includes: the psd source file, the image as a JPG, a desktop wallpaper sized version and optimized versions for iPhone and iPad, both retina and classic.
Born in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands in 1970
Working and living in Utrecht, the Netherlands
Graduated in 2010 as MA ISCA at the University of the Arts Utrecht, Art Media & Technology Faculty, displaying a series of interactive installations
Since 1996 Andre has been working as a freelance designer for online media for clients like Heineken, Toshiba and Bose
Next to his work as a designer he is making art, writing about art, and in 2010 he designed and developed The File Arts.