CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
NOVEMBER 4, 2016
Pictoplasma finally heads back to New York with an all new, dense program of inspiring artist presentations, lively panel discussions and state of the art animation screenings.
Join us at the former Tishman Auditorium of renown Parsons The New School for Design for an eclectic celebration of next gen characters, with a fine lineup of artists hailing from around the globe, all sharing their unique focus on character related visuals, while covering a wildly diverse multitude of media, disciplines and styles.
The accompanying big screen animation program awaits you with endless character stimulus by today’s visual avant-garde, while the event allows all creatives and producers, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture, to network and exchange strategies for the future of figurative representation.
Fresh off the press: Pictoplasma presents the Ultimate Source Book of Postdigital Portraiture for Character Designers, Connoisseurs and the Creatively Curious.
You walls yearn for character? No problem: choose from a fine selection of exclusive edition prints and start your own, personal art collection.
MISSING LINK PUZZLE
New Limited Edition Puzzle:
1000 999 pieces (one missing). But nothing is lost – you’ll need to complete the Puzzle in order to retrieve your personal Missing Link.
MASTERCLASSES + SHORT COURSES /
BRING YOUR CHARACTER SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!
Each fall the PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY in BERLIN and MAXICO CITY invites a selected group of international graduate students and young professionals to kick-start their careers as character designers in close collaboration with industry leading artists, filmmakers and producers.
The 8-day intense masterclass is suited for all longing to expand their practise in a specific field related to the creation of characters – whether as illustrators, animation filmmakers, fine artists, or graphic, fashion, and product designers.
The Pictoplasma Academy aims to challenge participants to explore their personal projects right across the media spectrum – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling – and find the right path for their further development.
2017 COURSES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
The Character Files present theoretic texts, thoughts, talks, essays and interviews of Pictoplasma’s past and present research – in no particular order – while we continue to examine the possibilities (and limits) of contemporary character representation.
Scroll down a selection of our past projects, including Publishing, Exhibitions, Events, Installations, Productions, Consulting and the occasional Missing Link from recent years…
Pictoplasma’s new Portfolio Community for Contemporary Character Design and Art – the online extension of our real world events, such as the Conference, Festival or Academy.