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FLORIS KAAYK

digital artist and filmmaker

Some people might still refer to him as the mastermind behind Witch Doctor promo and Modular Body video-project. Yet Floris Kaayk’s  buzz and status as a Dutch digital artist-to-watch, pushes beyond this. Each new project is a global viral phenomenon and he always finds exciting ways to challenge our visual senses.

Floris Kaayk is a Dutch digital artist. He  graduated summa cum laude from the animation department of AKV St. Joost academy of Art and Design in Breda, and gained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. His work focuses on futuristic concepts and fantasies, and visualizes technological progress, sometimes by demonstrating its advantages and at other times by presenting negative consequences. He is a master of visual storytelling using all media, all digital technologies, available to him.

In his latest project Next Space Rebels, Kaayk creates a game focused on building DIY rockets and, at the same time, exposing real concerns about an increasingly regulated internet.

Floris Kaayk’s visual stories are like prophecies of the future of technology and really the future of digital art, digital creation, altogether. Among his famous projects are The Modular Body, the Unity game environment of Jheronymus Bosch’s classic medieval depiction of hell, cleverly titled Hell.exe, and the online alter ego as the new Leonardo DaVinci for Human Birdwings.  He also co-created (with Studio Smack) De Staat’s digital hooligan spectacle for the music video Witch Doctor.

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