We are fine

February 11, 2010

  • Gatis Kurzemnieks
  • different forms of visual communication
  • “I have studied very different things – starting from 3D graphics to software engineering and real time graphics programming, and the most recent – visual communication in Latvian academy of Art.
    I have always been fascinated by possibilities of new technologies – especially in real time 3D graphics, so for the last five years, I have been working as a game developer. Lately I feel, that I have had enough of making games and I want to try something new. I hope I have gathered quite unique set of skills while living in both – technical and artistic worlds, so I am ready for about anything.”
  • “I am visual artist because I like everything that is visual. I don’t care what it is, but if it looks good and interesting – I’m in! Pretty pictures – yay!!! “
  • “I don’t think I have ever done a serious piece of art. What is serious anyway? It is always about playing, experimenting and learning. “
  • His perfect model/subject is someone extraordinary.
  • We asked him if he thinks he is different and here is his answer : “Deep down we are all the same. “
  • He gets inspired by Simple things around us, music, movies, books, people.

You can find him at:

faktora.lv / behance

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  • Oskars Pavlovskis
  • Graphics
  • He never limited himself within any particular category. He does whatever he finds interesting for himself.
  • Born in Latvia,Riga. He is involved with art since early childhood. Starting with art schools and ending with LMA. Works professionally as a computer graphics artist. This is exactly what he wants ti be doing in the future. Particularly designing computer games.
  • He gets inspired almost by everything.

You can find him at:

pavlovskis.lv

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ЧИТАТЬ НА РУССКОМ

Photo by Dmitry Bulkin

  • Regina-Maria Tumova/ illum
  • Photography / Illustration / Design / Make-up / interior design
  • Born in Riga. Loves qualitative beauty, life, peace, harmony and sensitivity. Adores sea. Can not stand milk in any condition.
  • She can not remember her first shot.
  • She loves color. Preferably natural. But sometimes there are moments when you have to replace it.
  • She prefers digital photography.
  • She thinks there is no such thing as a perfect model. And she does not think she will ever meet such. Her task is to understand a person and shoot one, or give one the idea what Maria needs from them.
  • She will never visualise real pain, death, suffering, “trash”.
  • She is not a photographer. Her profession is interior design. Photography, illustration, make-up – is another side of her life.
  • All her works are united by her wish to show human’s , life’s and her’s  versatility.
  • She gets inspired by beauty. Beautiful people,beautiful things,photographs of other photographer’s,life around her. Music and movies.

You can find her at:

Blogspot / noosfera

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Mārtiņš @ FILTERED

January 27, 2010

  • Mārtiņš/martini
  • Live digital painting
  • Born in Riga in February of 1986. Studied traditional painting, drawing, sculpting also 3d modelling, illustration, video arts and web-design at Janis Rozentals Riga Art School. Right now studying visual communication in Academy of Arts of Latvia. Always wanted to become a game developer.
  • Started only in 2007, when I tried to draw digitally(notebook+Wacom tablet) live models and surroundings as I have done it past decade in school, though with paper and pencil or oil and canvas. Paintings are mostly done in 30 minutes to 2 hours (usually till notebook`s battery depletes), so they have sketchy and fresh feel.
  • Perfect model.. unaware of the photographer or artist who is taking photo/drawing him so he/she is as natural as possible – that`s why no one is looking straight at me in my works, models are caught in the middle of work, conversation or just taking a rest.
  • “Am I different? Yeah as we all are..”
  • Inspired by surroundings, other artists, movies, games.

You can find him at:

FLICKR / portfolio

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Roman Sidoroff @ FILTERED

January 26, 2010

ЧИТАТЬ НА РУССКОМ

  • Roman Sidoroff
  • graphic design/ web designer/ travel photography
  • Brief Biography:  In 1997 I became the creator of the first company in Latvia, specialising in web site development — WebDizainaCentrs, having for two years previously tested the forces in 3D modeling with the advertising agency. From 1999 with a partner I opened RS studio, which still exists to this day and specialises in web hosting under the brand Elinks hosting. Since 2003 I have had an association with TrueVision, a company which I also partially own. Most of my time and energy has been taken with its development. Since 2007, as a hobby, I developed a portal Ind-Ex.LV, about the life of my favorite city, periodically organising offline parties with colleagues. In years 2006 – 2009 participated in development of ind-ex.lv project. Left project in the end of the year 2009.
  • “Design – it all started in 1996, when a first computer emerged at my house, 486. Of course first thing to do was serf the games. Packs of floppy disks, archives. But then one day a friend of mine came to me and showed me a small 3D animation of a beating heart. In that very moment i got my head blown off and decided i want to be doing computer graphics.”
  • “That’s actually how the connection : Me and Computer was established. It all started from 3d modeling and animation on those old computers.”
  • “Unfortunately, the deeper i went into discovering 3D the better i realised that i do not have enough technical resources to realise my ideas. And money was a problem at that time so eventually I ended up dealing with 2D and web design.”
  • “With time, understanding the essence of the discipline i realised that design – is not just an image, being drawn by someone. Design – is a lifestyle. Design – is problem solving. And graphics is a tool to cope with tasks set by client or myself. To be successful in this you should every time get into the essence of the project, business, area. To get the idea how it works.”
  • “Undoubtedly design helps very much throughout the life. For this concept slightly flowed into every household area of our life. I like cooking – it is also kind of design. There is mass of possibilities for examining object, experiments and problem solving.”
  • “What i don’t like about my job is that i have a lot more ideas in my mind than physical possibilities.  Sometimes it is even hard to stop. And you have to do that sometimes. Life offline is wonderful ;>. You should not forget to breathe and experience the joy of watching a sunset. Simple things.”
  • “There is this thing in design that your work may never be seen. You invest your time, ideas, yourself in a project and than due to some consequences your work is to be placed in a drawer and never be seen. You can spend months working over a project. And then find out that it will never see the light. But with experience you start to feel more confident and easy-going about everything. Yes-yes; No- no.”
  • “I do not have specialised education in the area of design. I could do that abroad but it’s worthy and sometimes dangerous. The thing is they set limits. And people who get education there are doing same stuff all their life not asking themselves WHY? WHAT FOR?”
  • One of his favorite projects is screen-savers for double coffee website. Idea was Roman’s and realisation in collaboration with PAL. Within work in true-vision.net of course. And from the latest: his personal website sidorov.com Another extraordinary project – outdoor advertising for Aiziet fest. The idea to turn people up side down and put them underground with leaving legs on the surface belongs to Dmitry Bulkin. And i had to do the realisation of all this craziness ;>.
  • He says that every problem can be solved in an interesting way.

You can find him at:

sidorov.com / krop.com / behance / photo.sidorov.com

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Some changes

January 26, 2010

Hey,

now information about joining and following FILTERED is found on the “About” page.

And as you’ve noticed we are starting another page – “Must see.”

Which will contain information about interesting places and sites to see and visit. And links to our friends ;>

Cheers,

FILTERED team

Animation by Tron Mur Crew

January 25, 2010

by TRON

Ragazm @ FILTERED

January 20, 2010

  • Ainārs, Ragazm
  • In search of his style and genre / Graphic art
  • “I am 21 years old. Living in little city in Rezekne, where you can count on fingers all people who are somehow interested in art. Although I am so young, I have already tried so many things in my life, starting with music (when I was 14 i founded a punk-rock band that existed 5 years), than also art and photography. I can’t live without any way of expressing myself. And i prefer art as the most developed tool of such. Also I am a bit more radical then any other artist, for punk-rock culture is 1/3 of my life now and it left an unforgettable mark in my mind. I have learned to look at everything in a bit different way.”
  • “I am a person with an associative way of thinking. I can get inspired from rocks, leaves, paper sheets, concrete, but the best way to get inspiration undoubtedly is music in which you can feel the atmosphere.”

You can find him at:

Deviantart

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Sintija @ FILTERED

January 19, 2010

  • Sintija
  • Photography / Digital painting
  • “I live in Jelgava, I do nothing “out-of-the-ordinary”. I am 16 years old. I spend free time drawing, photographing, reading and playing computer. Just like everyone i guess. I really like bad weather, fall and winter.”
  • “I started photographing because everyone did it, it looked simple and beautiful so i decided i should try. I had ideas and i needed to fulfill them.”
  • “My perfect model is a person who knows exactly how to pose herself. One, who does not need to be told how to stand and what to do. One, whom i can say “You are happy”; “You are sad”; “You are broken” – and she will understand and do what i ask.”
  • “I will never be able to visualise street. I just can’t.”
  • She partly gets inspired by movies and books but mostly she gets inspiration from Deviantart website.
  • From FILTERED team : and hey, she obviously has some passion for Beatles ;>

You can find her at:

Deviantart


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