Contemporary artist Brian Andrews explores the transparent nature of the animal kingdom in his re-interpreted short Hominid (originally based off of his own photographic work). X-rayed features of human skeletal structures replace the outer surfaces of Hominid‘s participants, invigorating and emphasizing the tell old tale of the hunter and the hunted.

More background info can be read as follows:

“HOMINID is an animated teaser based on the Hominid series of photo composites by Brian Andrews. The photographic series has been exhibited internationally, including at SIGGRAPH, in the Hong Kong Exhibition Center, and at numerous galleries and museums…”

Director’s Bio:

“Brian Andrews is a contemporary artist, critic, and visual effects supervisor currently living in San Francisco. His work employs a range of technologies in photography, video, and taxidermy in order to confront the viewer with images that reside on the uncanny line between the living and the automaton. The images are rooted in perceptual experience, and are mediated by the techniques of special effects. These effects are not reality simulations or surreal aberrations; rather they are visual mechanisms that expose political and ontological undercurrents of contemporary culture. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at the Hong Kong Exhibitions Centre and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.

Understanding art-making as a communicative exercise, Brian Andrews also records on contemporary art as the west coast bureau chief for Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk. His writings can be found in Artnet, Art Practical, Beautiful / Decay Magazine, as well as numerous catalogs. He received a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts and Psychology with Highest Honors at the University of California San Diego in 2000. Currently, he is the Director of Animation & Visual Effects and Associate Director of Digital Filmmaking at Ex’pression College for Digital Art in Emeryville, California.”

You can stream this short work / teaser down at the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

Hominid, 2012

Brian Andrews