Vincent Rebers is a South-Africa born media artist, currently based in Berlin. He is studying for his Master’s degree "Art in Context" at Universität der Künste and participating in an artists’ residency at the Situation Simulation Society.
As a child, his preferred pastime was climbing trees instead of playing with the Commodore 64, which most likely explains why his work is an
expression of harmonic and organic elements.
For the "Writing Instruments" project, he decided to use ink and paper as a starting point, subsequently transforming them into abstract digitalized forms by using constantly changing patterns based on the individual characteristics of each writing instrument. He then wrapped these images on transparent organic moving shapes.
The resulting animations are to create in the viewer various associations, images, fantasies, memories - or just inspire the viewer in the same way that written words would do.
The idea behind the "Leather" artwork was to use a simple yet never repeating pattern as the basis and symbol for the utterly unique structure of leather. He chose a well-known oriental pattern, already used for centuries for tiling. The special quality of the pattern is its self-similarity which establishes a feeling of stability and durability.
Combined with detailed pictures of the actual products, he created a collage out of moving textures and tiles to point out and emphasize one of the special features of the product itself: its material.