Surreal Digital Art Recalls Dalí and M.C. Escher

Stefan Krische’s work wears its influences on its sleeve.

Gabrielle Bruney

GIFs and images courtesy of the artist

The digital art Stefan Krische, AKA Gestucks, wears its influences on its sleeve. Whether the artist is animating his own version of Dalí's The Persistence of Memory, or visually recalling the impossible worlds of M.C. Escher, it's clear that he's inspired by the great graphic artists and surrealists who came before him. His work follows in their footsteps, and is fantastical and darkly humorous. It's also mesmerizing and surprisingly diverse, whether he's depicting a person with a head made out of human hands, complete with fingers for hair, or mixing Escher with Pink Floyd for an army of men who are also literally bricks in a wall.

Krische studied archictecture, taught himself to use 3D programs, and has worked as a freelancer in architectural modelling and visualizations. "Most of the time I try to realize my projects computer-aided (Cinema4D, Arion, Zbrush, Sculptris) but whether the output is digital or physical depends on the project itself (and my budget)," he writes. "I think a lot of my work is about human behaviour, interactions with [ourselves and our] environment, and the consequences of it."

"Right now I'm living in Vienna, working at home on a beanbag in front of my PC, next to my dog Gonzo. While moving I destroyed my chair and didn't manage to get a new one." 

To learn more about Stefan Krische's work, click here


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