Matisse
Motion
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Parsons School of
Design
, 2015.

The first exhibition I went to at the MoMA after moving to New York was Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs in 2014. I bought the catalogue from the exhibit, excusing the wasteful expense by telling myself I would read it. Four years later, I still haven’t read it, but I still love its cover.

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Matisse used painting, cutting and mounting to make his infamous Cut-Outs. I decided to make a motion version of this, experimenting with limitations to achieve the same child-like effect.

I refrained to using only After Effects in the most basic way: simply painting, cutting and moving shapes to animate the catalogue cover from the 2014 exhibition. The idea can become a digital asset for exhibitions, a sort of trailer to both the book and gallery.