AMAZING ART FROM RAFAEL ROZENDAALJanuary 6, 2013
We’re in love with Rafael Rozendaal! Why? Because he creates interactive art which will blow your mind!
Born in 1980, this Dutch-Brazilian uses the internet as his canvas, creating websites for each of his projects and making it accessible to the masses. Rafael can boast over 40 million hits on his sites over the past few years, in result he has flown all over the world to exhibit his work. What’s all the fuss about? Take the time to click onto our favourite pieces below, you will not be disappointed!
Remember to click, its all interactive oui…
Deep Black Hole
> Popcorn Painting
Unlike The Rest
Rafael’s art has traveled the world, projecting his work on all sorts of crazy things…
Not only good with art, Rafael’s blog is an insightful view into what art is today! We couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick his brains…
Hello Rafael. Where are you right now?
In my apartment in Chinatown, Manhattan.
You travel a hell of a lot , but where do you call home?
I really feel at home in hotels, the more luxurious the more I feel at home.
If you were born as any other artist, past or present, and had to live their life to its full extent, who would it be?
Salvador Dali because he seemed to have a lot fun and was not scared of anything.
We love ALL of the websites created for your interactive art. What is your favorite piece? What inspired it?
Thanks! I think the work of an artist is a lifetime project, a long solitary road. I love seeing retrospective exhibitions of dead artists, you see the whole story. You see that sometimes artists struggle, they’re searching, and every now and then they nail it, they make a diamond. But I love seeing the complete picture, not just the diamonds.
You can only see one colour, of which every object you see is the same, for the rest of you life. Which colour is it?
Mirror. Everything perfectly reflective.
We’ve been stalking your blog for while and you have a lot to say. In particular you comment how art should be accessible, not privatized by the likes of money and high society. Would you say you work is inspired as a direct contradiction to this?
I think each model has its advantages and disadvantages. The mainstream/opentothepublic model creates a certain attitude, and the elitist/exclusive creates another one. I think I am somewhere in between. I has always been important to me that anyone can see my work at any time. But I also like to make very weird stuff which might not be interesting to everyone.
You art is projected at many an exhibition and even on buildings! Where’s the strangest place you art has been displayed?
The strangest place is when my work appears in people’s dreams. I’ve heard of some people dreaming of my work and being surrounded in my images. That’s amazing.
You seem like a man who lives day by day, but where do you see yourself in two years time?
I hope to always produce a lot of moving and interactive images. Finding ideas and realizing them feels great. I also hope that by that time I will collaborate with a filmmaker to make a science fiction movie. I always think sci-fi can be much more futuristic, I would love to be involved in that.
What advice would you give to people starting out as artists?
Live healthy, be nice to people, make lots of art, don’t worry.
Tell us a joke…
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