I am, we are

I am, we are

The person behind “I am, we are” – the latest artist to feature in the Op Art Gallery – is a 27 year old self-taught art director from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

How do you create your work?

My process is purely based on a concept idea, experimentation and evolution.  A rough draft may end up as a completely different thing.  I only use Adobe Illustrator to develop my design pieces since it gives me the freedom to print my designs in a vast array of formats and sizes, while still retaining line fidelity.  I am self taught, and extremely critical about my process.  I constantly find myself looking for new ways to evolve my technique.  The infinite limitations of geometry…

Where do you get your inspiration from?

My main source of inspiration, and motivation would be the unknown.  My inner eye develops with time, experience, and most of all effort.  I am driven by the evolution of my work, and that of the collective’s.  This in turn motivates me to spend countless hours behind the screen.  Nature will always push my imagination, making the finite infinite.

Why Op Art?

I love op art and kinetic art because it engages the viewer not only visually, but spiritually as well.  It has no flag, no religion and it chooses no side – much like nature.  Depending on the individual, each piece acquires its own meaning.

Any other art that you particularly like?

Basically many variations of geometric art: classical structures, knots, fractals, Kinetic art, Bauhaus, tessellations, patterns and surfaces…

Outside of creating your art..?

If I am not working on a new design, I create murals with the help of my girlfriend; I am also making a huge collection of wall poster prints to paste around the city I live in. Also I am an information freak, I will eat up any documentary or pdf book I can find.

You can see more of I am, we are and keep up to date on his new pieces on his flickr stream.  If you’re wondering where inspiration for the titles to the pieces came from, my guess would be here.

Op Art Wine Packaging

Op Art Wine Packaging

Meeta Panesar, a graphic designer from San Francisco in the US, has created a really interesting and well-executed concept design for Op Art Wine Packaging.  You can see the full post on Meeta’s site here with the full image set.

Op Art Wine by Meeta Panesar

Op Art Wine © Meeta Panesar 2011

“The design is inspired by the colors and designs of Joseph Albers and the Op Art movement. The usage of the rectangular elements reflects Alber’s “Homage to the Square,” a series of paintings begun in 1949.”