February 22, 2021
For Andrés Reisinger, Dreamscapes Are a Necessity
“I’ve been working on this [auction and exhibition] for the last four months, around 15 hours a day, every day. As an independent designer, I’m totally pumped and extremely grateful to see this hard effort rewarded,” Reisinger tells Metropolis. The winning bid to design the custom piece placed at just over $67,700.
The exhibition and auction comes at a moment when many artists and designers across the globe are searching for and building new realities through 3D modeling and rendering, a movement popularly labeled as “dreamscapes”. Reisinger’s work in particular has been at the forefront of this movement, defining a new generation of aesthetics through his atmospheric visualizations and iterative design process leading to “tactile mani. “I think that beyond a trend, creating dreamscapes is a necessity,” he explains, “We create the world we want to live in, sometimes you just need to outline a goal visually in order to get there.”
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Designing digital first has technological and environmental benefits as well, he adds, “The fact that we can explore infinite ways to build and design without having to negatively affect our world by generating waste…it’s very important that a large percentage of our culture exists in the digital space.”
Reisinger believes that once art and culture are “freed from spatial and temporal constraints”, rules about how we design, and experience design can be re-written. He explains in an artist’s statement: “With 3D art as my medium, the objects and spaces I build invite a reconsideration of what it means to be immersed and to connect…As the physical and digital worlds continue towards unity, I will keep creating across them to signal that it’s no longer necessary to touch something in order to be touched by it.”
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