micronotes: On “Nu-Vaporwave” Art

micronotes: On “Nu-Vaporwave” Art

I ran across Robert Ek, a visual artist who makes GIF-like, looping videos of weird CGI objects.

The fascinating aspect of this type of style - “vaporwave” or what have you - is that the process behind making it is getting more and more complex despite looking so simple. Yes, everyone can use a Sharpie to draw something, but using a computer graphics software to model a body (or a piece of sushi) takes an incredible amount of time for one person.

But maybe it’s patronizing to say how much work is involved in making this. But this is an aesthetic that is really otherworldly and can only be produced in this day and age. So congrats to Robert.