What if women were stripped to robotic facsimiles of themselves, composed of blank-eyed stares and heightened sexual characteristics? What if an online shop resembled a clinical, peculiar office space – a water-cooler orbited by signs and symbols of capitalism and digital culture? What if David Bowie’s eye became a disembodied globule, floating in space?
These strange and rather eerie eventualities have been explored with superb digital skill and considerable creative wit by one Claudia Maté, a Spanish-born, London-based digital artist.
Working across programming, 3D, video, video games, VR, gifs and sound, alongside her personal art practice Claudia has clocked up an impressive client list including Adult Swim, MTV, Gucci and ShowStudio. Her work manages to blend the familiar with the odd, and the futuristic with strange retro tropes to glorious effect, and it’s little surprise her name has cropped up on many a ones to watch list. She certainly is one to watch, but beware of getting too embroiled in her site: I’ve lost half a day in there (and then some), and boy it’s been enjoyable.
- The sun is out, and Best of the Web is here to offer some shade
- Jonathan Castro’s vibrant designs are a realisation of his research and exploration
- Friday Mixtape: top picks from ten years of Field Day
- A retrospective look at Latif Al Ani’s photographs of Iraq’s “golden age”
- Olimpia Zagnoli illustrates How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Lady
- Cost-effective, beautiful shit: an interview with the Deadbeat Club
- YouTube releases its first own-brand font, YouTube Sans, inspired by the play button
- Inside Susan Kare’s sketchbooks are the makings of Mac’s graphic interfaces
- The return of the hovering art director: we asked comic artist Nadine Redlich to peer inside agency life
- Photographer Raymond Rojas captures the “magic” in Disneyland Paris
- Stefan Sagmeister speaks to It's Nice That about The Beauty Project
- Seattle-based illustrator Kelly Bjork depicts languid ladies and neat interiors