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"Origin" (2021) by Dom Qwek

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

‘My God, it’s full of stars..’ To science fiction lovers and cinephiles alike this quote from Arthur C. Clarke’s and Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001” will not be a strange companion piece to this stellar creation by digital sculptor Dom Qwek. His evocative work feels at times like ‘the spiritual child’ of H.R. Giger and Zdislav Bekinski. Like them he’s no stranger in exploring the shadows of the solar of system, although other piece like this one, dubbed Origin, offer a brighter perspective. With what I interpret as a wink to the evocative classic mentioned above, it feels like a maternal universe carrying a child in her mind or dreams.

The child itself clutches what feels like another golden world, surrounded by a cloud of stars akin to the final frames of Kubrick’s spectacular space opera. But Qwek’s pieces explore their own universe and often transcend from the digital into the physical, a feat not always easily achieved in digital sculpture. If you haven’t already, explore these places beyond the stars alongside the artist, the journey at times might be scary, but doesn’t everything worthwhile hold that danger? And what better image to wish you all a merry Christmas then that of this celestial Madonna and child.

Origin by Dom Qwek


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