martedì 14 settembre 2010

Taro Shinkai

Taro Shinkai is an experimental video artist from Japan, at least active since 2001.
When I first stumbled upon his videos on Vimeo, I just couldn't help but fall in love with his work. The 'ordinary life' subjects matched with a estranging atmosphere make his videos absolutely unique and unpredictable. What's more, the minimalist drawing and the soft hues make the characters of these minimovies look like futile paper-tissue-like fragments appearing and vanishing like fog.
Unfortunately, my attempts  to describe his vids seem to rationalize them and  make them lose part of their charm, so you really need to watch and judge for yourself.



「embah」 from SHINKAI TARO on Vimeo.

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