Link Vs. Aquamentus Kunst im Holzkleid veredelt.
Künstler James Kylen aus West Asheville, North Carolina in den USA, hat sich auf handgefertigte 3D Bilderrahmen (3D Diorama) spezialisiert. Seine einzigartigen und Holz-Rahmen verpassen seinen Videospielwerken eine lebendige Silhouette und versprühen einen warmen und vor allem lebendigen Charakter. Bisher hat James Kylen zwei dieser Kunstwerke erschaffen, die sich beide mit dem Thema Zelda und seinem Hauptcharakter Link beschäftigen. Wir von GamesArt, haben dem Künstlern ein paar eigene Zeilen über seine Werke und seine Videospiel-Affinitäten entlocken können.
I grew up playing the NES all the time and switched to the SNES when it came out. I was also very fascinated with polymer clay at the time so I would always be working on Super Mario sculptures and his different enemies and basically all the things that I would want to have a toy of but didn’t exist. All of those sculptures were pretty much lost through the years. I pretty much became a full time musician and completely forgot about my art for almost 20 years. A couple years ago for reasons I don’t know I remembered how much fun creating clay art was and had the idea to make 3D scenes set into a wooden frame. I made a few semi-realistic scenes, mountains, trees, and skies and what-not, but when I tried to replicate a few scenes from my favorite video games it was really clear that I found something that spoke to me. Link Vs. Aquamentus took probably around 10 hours, including the making of the frame. I usually work on my art at my desk while listening to video game soundtracks, podcasts, interviews, Howard Stern (a popular American radio show host), or while watching NBA games (American basketball). As far as my favorite game and soundtrack, hmmm… I’ve made lists of before and this is my favorite question ever to be asked but it’s still a tough one, so many good memories! I would have to say that my favorite game AND game soundtrack of all time is Earthbound for the SNES(soundtrack by Hirokazu Tanaka). I really feel that it affected me deeply and made me an even more thoughtful and aware human being. Some runners up for soundtracks would be: anything by Soyo Oka (Pilotwings, Sim City [SNES], Super Mario Kart, etc.), Little Nemo: Dream Master (NES), anything by Koji Kondo, Mega Man 2, 3, & 4, Ducktales (NES), the list goes on. Retro Nintendo music is easily my favorite genre.
Vielen Dank an James Kylen für seine Worte und Euch allen viel Spaß mit den Bildern zum seinen Werken.