Many of us, whatever our “day job” may be, turn to art as an outlet, a way to create internal balance, to process and interpret reality, or to create harmony between ourselves and the rest of the world. These are the benefits of the creative process, art’s deeper raison d’être.
People, like myself, who work in the post-production process of film—producers, editors, effects artists, and colorists—are already immersed in a kind of creative work, but it’s our job, our craft. We don’t necessarily consider it “art,” and, even if the work being produced is artistic, it’s not always our own creative work and, therefore, doesn’t provide the same inner satisfaction.
So, as fundamentally creative people in need of personal outlets of expression, it’s natural that post-production professionals would create their own art on the side. In fact, it’s so common that The Molecule—NYC and LA-based visual effects studio—put together an art show in May to showcase all the interesting art post-professionals create in their spare time: The Art of Post—Creativity After Delivery. I was honored to be among the 30 artists who were selected to display at White Space Chelsea, where the show took place.
From a self-aware exploration rover to animal blood and ink paintings to funky collages and evocative paintings and photography, including two pieces from my series The Undiscovered Self, the eclectic collection of art at the show illustrated just how multi-dimensional many post-professionals are:
To view The Undiscovered Self series, click here.
(Note: All photos with “The Art of Post” watermark were taken by the event photographer.)