02 March 2012

Protey Temen



"The basic principle of my work is description of my environment. And I am more interested in looking for structural connections and work with symbolic solutions but not the detailed documentary images. I transform the skeleton of the phenomenon I’m interested in, with the help of language of graphic arts which ideally suits my idea due to its dismissal from objects. Only cut-outs and stains are left which form independent compositions. Mind and heart as extreme points of the thought-pendulum." See more;

I've published some audiovisual works by Protey, but I highly recommend to visit his website and check out all the awesome graphic and sculptural work featured over there. Lots of textures, patterns and forms! proteytemen.com/

About Protey Temen_


"My approach to work is to a large extent conditioned by design laws. For me, the sign is a greater element than just an iconographic image of some idea. It is the core of the system. On the one hand, it is a minimum structural member, and on the other hand, it is the compressed structure. Poster or any other graphic work is interesting for me only as a means of description of the environment, where this sign exists. When I thought about it, I started my work over the constantly developing series “Abstract branding”, where sign serve as keys to new stories and a greater part of graphic works are advertisement posters, the visual documentation of these systems. "


Passion Sculptures

These organic creatures were designed by Protey Temen for BYOB Venice which took place at the Venice Biennale last summer. I recommend to watch this other video (here) which shows the sculptures floating everywhere at the biennale.




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Mechanics Logotype

Mechanics Logotype video was created for the Media Pole exhibition in Seoul, Korea. It's being shown on huge 11m-height screens. This version is made of cut and recollated pieces, the original piece resolution is 480 x 4480.