Teun van der Zalm

From 2004 to 2008, Teun van der Zalm studied at Utrecht School of the Arts in The Netherlands. He specialized in animation, mainly 3d computer. During his study he made several short films including "City of Lights" and "De Breuklijn". These films have been screened at several film festivals all over the world. The first few years after graduation, he looked for new computer technologies. By doing so he saw several opportunities to develop his own style.

The last 3 years he developed a new way of using digital particles. A particle is a small localized object to which can be ascribed several physical or chemical properties such as volume or mass. With these properties and several others, he can control millions of points in 3d space. Using physics and algorithms, he tries to create digital art with a natural feeling. To make it more authentic if you go close to the painting, you can separate each point (particle) from each other. Is it real or not real?

At present, the technique is leading the style. Mainly, this technique is used to visualize the four natural elements: water, earth, fire and air. He is improving the technique so that he can fully focus on the style. His sources of inspiration are films from Germany from the 20's to paintings by Jackson Pollock. Through 3d particles he feels free to go any direction.

Teun van der Zalm's art on the Web

Teun van der Zalm's AutoGallery exhibit