2019
Terrarium
Durk van der Meer
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Durk is interested in protopia, the opposite of dystopia, a future where science and nature exist in symbiosis; in his imagination these things combine into some kind of colorful science fiction, where buildings are built to be beautiful and last hundreds of years, technology is used to infuse our surroundings with visual poetry, and the use of minimalism is kept to a minimum. Durk looks to the work of artists like Moebius (Jean Giraud), Jeroen Bosch, M.C.Escher, Marc Giai-Miniet and Antoni Gaudi for the worldbuilding quality in their work.

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