Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Golem

This is a piece I did for the "Transmission: Experience" exhibition in Singapore:
http://www.transmission.com.sg/experience.html
It's kind of a new, rather abstract approach for me so I'm really curious what you guys think about it.
I felt the urge to break out of my daily routine, which is designing movie characters in full detail and life likeness.
I wanted to create some sort of stage with "props" and "actors" that relate to each other in an incomprehensible way, seeming to tell a story, but leaving the puzzle unfinished.
This one is digital, but I'm planning on a series of large oil painted canvases to explore and advance this direction.

48 comments:

Hypnotic said...

Experiments it is always very interesting. At you it has turned out to create history which it would be desirable to solve. A pig, the shone old man and the revived heap of garbage-very psychedelic.
I will watch your new experiments!

A. Riabovitchev said...

More of this kind of stuff Michael please!:o)

JOLANTA said...

Its very succsessful in leaving the viewer puzzled. But in a good way. You try to come up with a unified idea about this peace, what's the story or the point it is trying to convey, but really what you get is atleast few different ideas from it. I particularly enjoy the feeling of this image - surreal but still silent.
Amazing :)

Mariusz Kornatka said...

Awsome

All the best,
Mariusz

http://www.mariuszkornatka.posterous.com

Colin Campbell said...

Really wonderful. The craftsmanship is great, the color is awesome, and there seems like there's a lot of thought put into it.
This makes me want paint, right now. Thanks so much for sharing.

Michael Kutsche said...

Since it's the first piece of a series, I was a little uncertain if I should post it already. I feel that there's still a lot I have to figure out conceptually, but that's also part of what makes this type of process exciting.
Thanks so much for these encouraging comments, they really are a huge help!

Peter Oedekoven said...

Looks great !

Michael Kutsche said...

Thanks, Peter. Awesome portfolio btw!

Mattia Nelli said...

I love it, the story aspect and the characters are very intriguing. I can't wait to see more pieces of the series!

Felix Botho Haas said...

Very very cool. I like your realism in lighting alot. It is nice to speculate about the characters, what they're doing. Is the pigman selling his old tv? Or does he want to buy the blue energy stuff to create his own golem?
btw I love the old cyber dwarf shaman!

Gonçalo Pereira said...

"intriguing" that´s exactly what i felt. One have to put a mind to it for a moment, Love it.

Gonçalo

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Michael Kutsche said...

Thank you guys for taking your time giving me these nice responses!

Rola Cola said...

Michael, I notice your arts for long time, you are really a great artist.
There are have a project ,we collect many artists in the world and everyone all friends.(almost from blogspot & DeviantART)
we plan to have a book for fun,not serious book, just put everyone's sketch and arts and print out to a book.
I just wish you can join at next vol.2, (because vol.1 will print out on December)
I will send you one book after print, and you think about that join together for fun or not ;)

Get Your Sketch said...

I think it's amazing actually :)

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Christof G. said...

amazing piece! Rally diggin the abstract feeling and looking forward, seeing more of that kind :)

Sanskarans said...

Good to see update from you.Great as always.Waiting for more.

ART Psycho
Sanskarans

Cachaol said...

Hi, did you complete this only by Corel Painter ? : )

Bobby Chiu said...

looks friggin awesome as usual Michael!

Michael Kutsche said...

Bobby! Thanks dude, so cool that you stopped by to drop a line! Hope all is well with you guys!

pablo pablo said...

Great works!!

Peppermint-Pinwheel said...

Your work never fails to amaze me! Such amazing skills :D

Powell said...

Wild stuff... love your work!

Jared Shear said...

Very nice. Especially love the use of those almost neon like colors in the piece.

Michael Kutsche said...

Hey Jared, thanks for dropping by. Enjoyed looking at the pieces on your blog a lot, nice brushwork!

Randy Bantog said...

I'm a huge fan of your work!! So good! I especially liked the designs you did for the Alice in Wonderland movie.

ryujin said...

wow this is really cool, I can't imagine it on a big canvass,my god the stage set up really has depth, thank you for experimenting and doing things you did not or do not usually do,,,,,now thats an artist!

also check my blog, i need some critiques on my posts! thanks

http://funartfart.blogspot.com/

Brun Croes said...

I'm utterly blown away by this incredible piece, you're a real inspiration man! (damn your awesome brushstrokes)

-Brun

robh said...

amazingly real and amazingly simple!!

Michael Kutsche said...

Thanks Robh, means a lot! Your work is beautiful!

Dave Rapoza said...

Aw man, you continue to be a huge inspiration to me! I can never get enough of your style, love it all man!

bethany jones said...

i love how you can almost hear the dull hum of the electrics, it's so beautiful, i really want to see more of these characters :) especially the sort of lost looking one.

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Eve Ventrue said...

Great work as always!

Sehr interessante Farben und in der Ausführung mal wieder schön gemacht!
Nur von der verlinkten Homepage wird mir etwas komisch ... :)

Omri said...

DUDE! i need your brush pack,
can i get it somewhere?

Jhonatan Silva said...

muito legal!

Rodrigo Lara said...

I found it very good, seems a little surreal, very good!

Patrick Leyendecker said...

outstanding work

MatejaPetkovic said...

Great work Michael

M

Urchinator said...

I am on the fence whether it is the pig or the old man controlling the golem. This is definitely an image that has a story....interesting to leave it to the viewer. Kinda like mis-heard song lyrics that end up being more of a statement about the listener than the lyricist.

Kei Acedera said...

This image has been my favorite desktop bg for a while now!

Michael Kutsche said...

Kei: Makes me really happy to hear that! Hope all is well! Greetings, Michael

Jeremy said...

Have you started working on those similar pieces in oil yet!? I'm dying to see another one of these

Ste said...

This is absolutely fantastic! Love the surreal edge.

DIAPOLIS said...

Beautiful piece.

It just communicates wonderfully on so many different levels and was definitely the work that struck me the most as I was scrolling through your blog…

Can’t wait to see the next one!

DIAPOLIS said...

Beautiful piece.

It just communicates wonderfully on so many different levels and was definitely the work that struck me the most as I was scrolling through your blog…

Can’t wait to see the next one!

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Michael Kutsche is an award-winning German artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is a self taught artist who works both in traditional and digital media. His work is best described as an astoundingly lifelike depiction of parallel realities, populated by odd characters reminiscent of movies, comics but also Flemish Renaissance Painting. His unique approach of imaginative character creation has led him to become a character designer on Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland”, “John Carter of Mars”, directed by Andrew Stanton and "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh. Parallel to his career in the film industry he still keeps track of his own projects, including paintings for future exhibitions, book projects etc.

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