By veronique | June 26, 2013
TAGGED AS Animation, Beautiful, Black + White, Clever, Collage, Dadism, Editing, Film, Fun, Naked with Paint, Nowness, Quentin Jones, Sexy
I spent last night browsing through the NOWNESS, which is my go to inspiration page. I always find videos that I love on here – I love how artistic and creative they are yet somehow always seem to feel commercial.
This video is by illustrator, animator and fashion filmmaker Quentin Jones (whose Kenzo video I showed a few months ago) paints a daring self-portrait in an inky film. Overlaid with cut-outs and illustrations, Jones’s films are a cheeky wink to Dadaism. “We developed this technique of dropping the ink onto bits of porcelain and blowing it around with a straw, then filming it move and superimposing that onto video,” reveals the autodidact. Regularly raiding art libraries for imagery, Jones can be faced with up to 25,000 jpegs to choose from, requiring an entirely different set of skills. I love how this video is sexy, fun and quirky all at the same time. Aside from this the music throughout the video is superb – I need this music!