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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

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.
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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.


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