by Ariadna Zierold
Adam Pizurny is a 29 year-old graphic designer, working and living in Prague, Czech republic.
When he was a kid, he wanted to become an inventor. He fulfilled his dream but in a slightly different way. Throughout his childhood he drew on paper until he discovered graffiti and fell in love with it. Graffiti has opened him doors to a wonderful world of discovering type, colors and shapes. Because he grew up alongside a computer, he started to combine everything he loved digitally, and oneday someone told him that was called graphic design.
Pizury has built an eclectic career out of his experimentation in digital illustration and graphic design. But in 2012, he discovered an exciting new technique when blind artist George Redhawk aka “DarkAngelØne” transformed one of his portraits into a GIF.
An extension of his original portraits series, Pizurny’s GIFs are an eerily captivating exploration of the human face and our sense of self. Using the same wrinkled face, they magically animate into what look like melting puddles of water or perforated surfaces of the skin that, when set to a loop, are hypnotic- Pizurny once described his work as a sort of photographic vertigo that is an experience of the fragility of appearances.