“Thought of You” by Ryan Woodward
For the past 15 years, most of my artwork has been viewed in a commercial venue…Hollywood. This project, an exhibition of figurative works and experimental animation, leaves behind my traditional artistic preferences of the narrative and enters the realm of individual interpretation.
Conte Animated is a personal project of mine that combines several art forms into one exhibition. These concepts include the following:
- The exploration of the drawing the human figure in a variety of creative approaches. This stems from years of teaching creative gesture drawing.
- 2d Animation. This process of animation revisits the passion in my early career as a 2d animator. The illusion of life!
- Contemporary dance. Although I am not a dancer, I appreciate the talent and dedication that goes into a beautifully choreographed piece. A graceful moving human form can communicate more emotion that any length of dialogue.
- and finally, the exploration of experimental processes and concepts contributes to my own personal growth as an artist. Having worked commercially for years, this project has allowed me to stretch beyond my former understanding of art.
THOUGHT OF YOU
The birth of “Thought of You” came from my desire to unite several of my passions into one art piece. Figurative works, 2d animation, EFX animation, and contemporary dance. Put all three of these forms together to support a theme centered around the complexities of intimate relationships…and whalaa, “Thought of You” is born!
Rather than creating a narrative animated piece that communicates a well defined story, this piece allows for each individual who views it to to experience something unique and personal that touches their own sensibilities.