Degeneration by Hugo Arcier

Yesterday, we saw how errant robots could make houses look fat, and today we’re looking at work from digital artist Hugo Arcier and his series of digitally degenerating forms. As Arcier describes his work: “All my 3D objects are afflicted with a degenerative disease.¬†Gripped by terror, they understand what fate awaits them.¬†Gradually they disintegrate, face after face they lose their appearance, with a fatal outcome.” For whatever reason, watching the shape of the body become more and more abstracted seems less fatal than it seems fascinating.

The body forms remind me of these body forms, which were created for Air’s album Pocket Symphony by artist Xavier Veilhan who has a larger body of faceted sculptures. Among much amazing work is this, a monumental yellow portrait of his friend Sophie.


November 18, 2010