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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Erick Oh "The Bag" (2005)

If you enjoy the simple pleasures of frames merging into each other in a free and easy fashion, characters morphing into different ones, easing in and out of situations, you will enjoy The Bag, the very first animation made by Erick Oh, a very talented Korean animator working presently in California. If this was the first, rest assured it was not the last from the prolific director. Back to the Bag. It is transported from pillar to post; I swear Toad from Toad Hall takes a stint, but then, wasn't that Adolph Hitler, most certainly a whale. It's a virtuoso piece, demonstrating mastery over pencil and medium. Erick obtained his Fine Art degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2010. Back to the bag. The item may be much sought after but in this humorous work, it's all sh.. to some folk. The sublime piano, masterfully synchronised with the animation was by eun soo Im. Erick is showing How to Eat Your Apple at Annecy this month. He's also showing his exhibition of watercolor paintings, sculptures and films at Los Angeles' Lois Lambert Galler

1 comment:

Kimberley said...

WOW! This is beautiful. The music in the background is a nice touch. Really nice clip! :)