Philadelphia Artist: Paul Stanek
3 Comments | September 6, 2009
Axodendriticore by Paul Stanek
Fillmore by Paul Stanek
As part of this local talent spotlight series, animator Paul Stanek got in touch with me and shared with me some of his amazing work. Although primarily an animator, Paul also composes large black and white drawings as shown above. Large-scale trippy drawings are always a personal favorite of mine, and the two above are no exception.
Paul came to Philadelphia after growing up in New York and living in Los Angeles for six years, where he attended the California Institue of the Arts and worked on his Master’s in Experimental Animation. During that time Paul and a friend of his decided to make cell animations using t-shirts, and the U-Shirt Project was born:
Paul: “We really liked the idea of shooting each frame (shirt) on different people so when the animation was played back it would unify all these people in to one entity, with the animation in the middle being the glue. The projects and the accompanying U-shirt Party were a smash hit, and we ended up being approached by Viacom to use a similar concept to make a few 30 second spots for Black History Month to be used on their t.v. channels (nickelodeon, vh-1, etc.).”
You can see some of the video clips and additional information on the U-Shirt website.
Untitled (Painting on Nude Female) by Paul Stanek
Ever the Renaissance Man, you can also find Paul creating music under the Johnny Longmind pseudonym, and he’s recently been signed with a small London label by the name of End Daze Recordings. You can find some of his music (which is actually pretty damn good) on his MySpace page.