E338: The Art of Loic Zimmermann
How Loic Zimmermann has established himself as a go-to visual artist for film makers looking for something left of centre...
Loic Zimmermann was inspired to get a new tattoo, so he hijacked game developer Quantic Dreams’ body scanner so he could use a 3D CG model of his torso to plan his full-sleeve tattoo. “I left the office with a dozen fragments of my torso, head and arms on a flash drive.”
It’s a great little anecdote; one that highlights Loic’s punky inventiveness and his understanding of both 2D and 3D art. This book showcases both in a likeably hotchpotch manner, opening with a discussion between Loic and fellow artist Michael Kutsche, which moves between influences, the intricacies of character design and visual effects for movies.
Movies have always played a big part in Loic’s art. He uses cinematic, widescreen canvas ratios and pure blacks to evoke the big screen, and frequently depicts pop-culture icons such Bob Dylan and Wolverine. His work is in equal parts surreal, nightmarish and erotic.
A collection of Loic’s photographs demonstrates his eye for composition, symmetry and character, and the book finishes with Binaural, a series of paintings of women wearing various types of helmets. And, of course, you get to see his finished tattoo.
Loic’s able to turn his hand to a range of 2D and 3D art styles.