If you’re of the generation who grew up glued to surreal turn-of-the-century video game graphics on your desktop computer screen, then you’ll love the visuals of 3D designer Jaymee Carvalho. Originally from Rhode Island and now based in New York, Jaymee’s work scratches that itch of familiar visuals that once comforted us in days of digital yore. Better yet, all of Jaymee's work carries enough edge to bring something new and current into the graphic fray.
In Jaymee’s fun and colourful 3D world, you can expect crude geometric sculptures that are transformed into something beautiful and tangible. “Being surrounded by the general noise and tall buildings of the city has greatly influenced my work,” Jaymee says. “As I find myself yearning for a quieter, more peaceful environment.” As such, Jaymee’s work often depicts “simple human-made subjects in natural, isolated settings” that recreate some of Jaymee’s own photographs he's taken out in the world.
As much as we love Jaymee’s cohesive (and brilliant) vision, he tells us he is greatly inspired by his partner, sculptor Grace Horan. “I am particularly inspired by their ability to evoke both soft nature and heavy metal in their pieces,” Jaymee tells us. It’s this balance between tranquillity and noise that keeps coming back to Jaymee, and it's something we think is perfectly reflected in his body of work.
Jaymee Carvalho: Ziyas Garden (Copyright © Jaymee Carvalho, 2023)
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Joey is a freelance design, arts and culture writer based in London. They were part of the It’s Nice That team as editorial assistant in 2021, after graduating from King’s College, London. Previously, Joey worked as a writer for numerous fashion and art publications, such as HERO Magazine, Dazed, and Candy Transversal.