Ignacio Torres is a visual artist with a BFA in photography at the University of North Texas who is currently living and working in New York City. His most recent work, “Stellar”, has a creative approach on man’s relationship with the cosmos, illustrated in simple animated gifs.
This project began from the theory that humans are made of cosmic matter as a result of a stars death. I created imagery that showcased this cosmic birth through the use of dust and reflective confetti to create galaxies. The models organic bodily expressions as they are frozen in time between the particles suggest their celestial creation. In addition, space and time is heightened by the use of three-dimensional animated gifs. Their movement serves as a visual metaphor to the spatial link we share with stars as well as their separateness through time.
Description of the project from his website.
Photos from ignacio-torres.com