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Spirit of NOT
Charlie Pep in The Spirit of Not (2011)
(in the reflection of spacesuit: Marian Xiao, Forough Amirshahi, Jeni and Naomi Wright, Anita Carbajal as the five Spirits of Not)
Digital 3D art, C-print on paper, Cinema4D, 4DPublish, zBrush, Substance Painter, Corona Render for Cinema4D, Affinity Photo, Luminar
© Elise Tak, 2018


Elise Tak is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York. In her art she blends day-to-day reality with cinematographic fiction. She uses the imagery of film and popular culture to create a rich fictional and visionary world, while at the same time discussing contemporary, socio-political issues. It is an intricate play between reality and fiction, between life and art, because whereas in the movies, real living actors create a false existence, in Tak's work even these actors are pure fiction. Elise Tak works in both traditional and modern, digital (3D) media.
More info and full artist statement: click bio & statement
Learn more about Elise Tak's character actors: click character lounge
Current and recent shows and events: click news
New work and work in progress: 4D Paint tools (page dedicated to new works which have been textured using the 4D Paint tools from Plugins 4D).

TRANSGRESSION (Irreverent, unsettling contemporary art)
Curated by: Jim Furlong and Rick Krieger
Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 W. 26th Street, New York, NY
March 7 - April 17, 2019
Opening: March 7, 6.00 - 7.30 pm


New York State of Mind
A New York State of Mind (Stories from the unusual suspects)
Exhibition in De Cacaofabriek, Helmond, The Netherlands
September 2 thru October 7, 2018

Curated by: Elise Tak
Featuring artists and artist projects from New York: Cacao Marciano/Martian Chocolate (Erik Sanner), Mary Chang, Joe Gilmore, Rick Krieger, The Madness of Art (Jim Kempner) + Charlie Hewitt, Marvin Piqué, Arlene Rush, Bishakh Som, Patricia Lee Stotter & Mark Pinto, Hendrika Ter Elst, John Tomlinson, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Loura van der Meule, Elise Tak.

LATEST WORK

Forough Amirshahi
Forough Amirshahi, 2018
Digital 3D art, C-print on fine art paper, Cinema 4D, 4DPublish, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Corona Render for Cinema4D, Affinity Photo, Luminar
Edition 10 + 1AP, © Elise Tak, 2018 - see more on Forough Amirshahi page


Zombie full
Thomas Kirby for 'The Ghost of Beestenwood' (Jeni Wright, 2015) screen test #1
Digital 3D art, C-print on fine art paper, Cinema 4D, 4DPublish, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Corona Render for Cinema4D, Affinity Photo, Luminar
Edition 10 + 1AP, © Elise Tak, 2018 - see more on Thomas Kirby page

Ghost Val Sinestra
Jeni and Naomi Wright, Pete Banich, Charlie Pep and Forough Amirshahi in 'The Ghost of Beestenwood' (Jeni Wright, 2015)
Digital 3D art, C-print on fine art paper, Cinema 4D, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Arnold for Cinema4D, Photoshop, 13x19" / 33x48cm, 2017
Edition 3 (+ 1AP) © Elise Tak, 2017