Der in Südafrika geborene und in Neuseeland lebende Ryan Kothe erweckt mit seiner Kunst selbst die kleinsten Objekte in kürzesten Szenen zum Leben. Seine Kurzfilme im Stop-Motion-Miniatur-Stil erzählen ganze Geschichten auf kleinstem Raum. Eine extrem anregende Inspiration.
In seinem Interview bei Abduzeedo beschreibt Ryan wie er bereits vor 10 Jahren mit der Stop-Motion-Technik erster Erfahrungen sammelte und warum sein Bruder immer 16 Monate cooler ist als er.
When did you start making these amazing stop motion animations and where did the inspiration come from?
Hmmm, I guess I started stop motion almost 10 years ago. I used to make little characters and photograph them, they weren’t manoeuvrable but I remember wondering how I could make them so that they could be manoeuvred. That possibly lead me to make and create different things, things that were manoeuvrable, and then I just went from there.
Who would you call your biggest artistic influence?
Hmmm, I don’t really have a huge list of artists that I continue to follow and learn from but I do look at a lot of stuff from all around. Of course there’s been the odd person or two in my life that has influenced me. When I was younger I remember making a shelf and my older brother made one too. I liked mine but his was a different design, something I hadn’t imagined – It was really cool. I’d say growing up alongside him kept me on a creative edge, but then again I could just say that he’s only 16 months cooler than me.
Hier sehen wir noch weitere, inspirierende Arbeiten von ihm…