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Ballet Between DESPAIR and WONDER (scenes)
Practical part of my MA: Visual Communication project - Realization, University of DERBY, UK

[ alternative link of concepts break down at -… ]

Float with me in a ballet ”between Despair and Wonder,” through a panoramic, subjective “mindscape” of life in a human skin, with thrilling, tender or inspiring touches in moments of awe and wonder.

It's a humble urge to wonder, to unshackle the creative energies inside and to make something that would speak about us… an offering to the Life Force, instead of remaining trapped in the paralyzing moments of too much awareness of the perceived reality.

 “Ballet Between Despair and Wonder” is structured in two complementary chapters and seven themes:

encompasses three themes:

1. A FRIGHTENING MOTHER NATURE, red in teeth and claws, breast feeding newborns with their brother’s  blood, blindingly creating, yet destroying
2. An EXQUISITE  WORLD OF WOLVES, ruled by Tyranny, Greed and Deception, where “man is wolf to man”
3. A HAUNTING HUMAN CONDITION: we may wonder about our splendid uniqueness as symbolic beings, longing for nothing less than  Everlastingness; at the same time we may see ourselves trapped  inside a body destined to die, to blindly and dumbly rot and  disappear forever.

Tackles themes like:

1. Wonder on the miracle of being alive as a SENTIENT HUMAN, self-aware, in command of the intricate universe of a human body, with a “rainbow of possibilities” in front of the “white canvas of Life”
2. Wonder while gazing over the magnificent MICRO and MACRO-COSMOS
3. Wonder about experiencing LOVE as parents, beloveds, friends  – Love, that which empowers, tames, connects and forms the ‘wonder-organism’ inspiring the most cosmic of powers
4. Wonder of being able to express CREATIVELY, inspired by minds wise and discerning; or minds creative, visionary and kind, shuddering with unimagined sensors of awareness, striving to compose our existence perhaps as a thrilling verse in this ‘unfolding Poem of Humankind’

I tried to visually communicate through a synchronized ballet pace and rhythm between music, images and typography pop out, like an alive, self-unfolding storytelling.   

Regarding the complementation of the two chapters, I tried to design within a “shock and comfort” key, aiming to capture the attention with shocking philosophical topics, just to offer at the end the comfort of an emotional, uplifting, maybe inspiring message, in the confusion of trying to make sense and understand about life in a human skin.

I employed  iconic literature, folklore or fairy tales characters like The Little Prince, The Red Riding Hood, The Happy Prince, Pinocchio, Alice from The Wonderland, The Little Mermaid, or Dorothy and her companions,  to add charm and  summarize symbolically the message of each tackled theme.  or to enhance the perception  with contradictory feelings.

Inspired by Ernest Becker and Otto Rank I was having in mind the need of panoramic views and interconnected ideas, in an outcome spanning different fields of knowledge or expression; to the idea of unification of experiences to form greater meaningfulness, to include them in a larger, panoramic “aha” view.

It's also a humble tribute to the penetrating and astonishing mind of Ernest Becker, as well as to Jason Silva with his "Shots of AWE" [… ] - a real fountain with "Water of Life for questing minds"
Another mention would be the deeply inspirational Alain De Bottom, with his penetrating books and The School of Life:…



BrunuhVille -…

COLOSSAL TRAILER MUSIC,Thomas Hjorth ft. Laura Vall -…

Allen Grey – Dark Magic…

Lindsey Stirling – “child of light”…

Two Steps From Hell - Heart of Courage (Invincible), by Thomas Bergersen…

Some Stock Images from:
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Toon character inspiration:…
My Practical Project for MA:Visual Communication, University of Derby, UK

The RAM JAEGER Hero of Derby, United Kingdom, "welcoming" Kaiju in the City Hall Square  :)

The ram is the emblem of Derby city. and its iconic statue from the middle center inspired the Ram Jaeger design

ps.  I live and study in Derby (UK )since September 2017, when I began my MA of Visual Communication... In spite of being overwhelmed with the last stage Realization Project, I couldn't help but to try my imagination in the awesome heroic theme of the contest :) 
Wood of Wonders - Environment Concept - Wide View
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Josif Chezan
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United Kingdom
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Hi, I’m Joe, an illustrator, concept artist and graphic designer with a background that blends fine arts, philosophy, theology and psychology. Born in Transilvania and gifted from childhood with 'humble' talent in visual arts, I paint out my soul both in traditional and digital paintings, with great passion for fantasy, religious and mythological themes, playing and exploring between the hues of the beautiful and the sublime.
I’m following at the moment the Master of Arts course -Visual Communication- at Derby University, UK.

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- I am a conscientious and talented illustrator, concept artist and graphic designer with extensive experience in digital art and design.
- I’m a versatile, quick adaptable person, easy to mold into specific work frames of creative industries.
- As a highly creative and efficient individual, accustomed to work on schedules and short deadlines, I had excellent results in video/mobile game industry, working for online projects like Reavergames’ Runewards or Ateam’s War of Legions.

Current Residence: Oradea, Romania
Favourite genre of music: symphonic metal, gothic, or any kind of music i would instinctively feel "catharsis effect" :)
Favourite style of art: fantasy
Personal Quote: Undress the earthly weakness and let your mind shape into forms like a true demiurge that you are

Tyrant undying mind...

Tue Oct 30, 2012, 2:26 PM

...  in the end of human experiences of such large palette, a soft bitter " :) " ... and a river of untold words...  and a tyrant thought climbing its meaning inside skull walls :
"... I will revive you, so few dear and majestic life forms of human accident... i will fill you with living meaning again into my own heaven... somewhere, some day, some way..."

  • Listening to:
  • Reading: stars and dices...
  • Watching: beyond safe grounds
  • Playing: morphing mud
  • Eating: meaning limbs
  • Drinking: water of once souls...


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Thank you kindly, sweet, talented friend! :)
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