SkeleWags von Richard Vermaak

Richard Vermaak aus Südafrika hat die SkeleWags erfunden, kleine Skelett-Figuren, die immer ein bißchen nach Tim Burton aussehen. Das besondere an den niedlichen Figuren ist aber, dass er sie in den Kontext der Wand integriert, indem er vorhanden Muster oder Mauerstücke als Bühne nutzt. Das Ergebnis ist dementsprechend einzigartig!

In zwei Wochen werde ich selbst vor Ort sein und während ich die Sonne genieße definitiv Ausschau nach den figgelinschen Männekens halten.

Hier seine Definition der SkeleWags: Skelewags originally started as a Dia De Los Muertos inspired art forum project. After I had completed the first piece, I found that something about these characters really clicked with me. They had a certain doomed innocence about them that really appealed to my twisted sense of humour. I continued to develop their little world within ours, largely for my own amusement. This started out with the search for interesting textures to use as
backdrops for the scenes and quickly progressed to the point of interpreting the surfaces or objects from a different perspective.

Designing within restrictions encourages creativity and right from the start I established rules pertaining to the creation of the Skelewags. Neither the photographs nor the environments are allowed to be altered, propped or edited in any way.
The illustrations are the result of an idea triggered by the environment. If there are loose stones or garbage or stains in the scenes, that was how they were found. This way the environment leads to the actions rather than coming up with an idea and fitting an environment to it.

Each piece is a frozen glimpse leading the viewer to make their own deductions as to what may have or is about to transpire.

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