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Spider-Man -Atari 2600, 1982- by reusdesigns Spider-Man -Atari 2600, 1982- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 5 1 Asteroids -Atari 2600, 1981- by reusdesigns Asteroids -Atari 2600, 1981- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 4 1 Superman -Atari 2600, 1978- by reusdesigns Superman -Atari 2600, 1978- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 2 1 Monograbado Lost by reusdesigns Monograbado Lost :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 5 2 Commando Raid -A26, 1982- by reusdesigns Commando Raid -A26, 1982- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 3 2 Outlaw -Atari 2600, 1978- by reusdesigns Outlaw -Atari 2600, 1978- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 1 3 Boxing -Atari 2600, 1980- by reusdesigns Boxing -Atari 2600, 1980- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 2 0 Keystone Kapers -A26, 1983- by reusdesigns Keystone Kapers -A26, 1983- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 3 4 Mac OS X -2001- by reusdesigns Mac OS X -2001- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 1 3 Apple Computer -1976- by reusdesigns Apple Computer -1976- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 2 0 The Neverhood -Variation- by reusdesigns The Neverhood -Variation- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 2 2 The Neverhood -OST Cover 1996- by reusdesigns The Neverhood -OST Cover 1996- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 8 3 Lost by reusdesigns Lost :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 0 0 Prince of Persia -DOS, 1990- by reusdesigns Prince of Persia -DOS, 1990- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 4 1 Donkey Kong -Arcade, 1981- by reusdesigns Donkey Kong -Arcade, 1981- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 11 5 Sonic The Hedgehog -SMS, 1991- by reusdesigns Sonic The Hedgehog -SMS, 1991- :iconreusdesigns:reusdesigns 9 2


The artistic project that I defend is based initially on time. I intend to develop and investigate time, time travel and the course of time, through art. At its inception, photography helped me, enabling me to express from fractional seconds until longer periods.

In a quest to bring an expression of time and manual more plastic language, my research continues to introduce the techniques of engraving, lithography and silkscreen.

But also for image making, I focus on another subject that interests me personally and that it becomes indispensable in my work, old video games.

The reason for making images of old video games, apart from personal interest above that I have for them is the new treatment that I give in my work.

These images, which are normally characterized by its geometrical shapes, pixel very marked and little definition in detail, are a window to the past when we see them today, a window that leads to the technology 30 years ago and has nothing to do with the new high-definition images being produced today.

However, in the 70s, these images were a symbol of the technology of the time, were, indeed, something never seen, a window into the future.

That's the game I show in my images, the ability to travel in time, backward or forward, depending from when it is observed. My work also contrasts the pixelated and geometrically perfect images with the imperfection of manual tracing and the colours and textures of different techniques such as engraving, lithography and silkscreen.

Other common details in the images is the use of numbers and text in most of them, referring to the score or playing time. Also keep one thing in common all the pictures, they all have a frame of black ink framing the image and simulates an old television. The title always shows name, system and year of release.

References: The Back to the Future trilogy, and artists like Roman Opalka, On Kawara...


El proyecto artístico que defiendo se basa inicialmente en el tiempo. Pretendo desarrollar e investigar el tiempo, los viajes y el transcurso del mismo a través del arte. En sus inicios, me ayudaba de la fotografía, que me permitía expresar desde instantes hasta periodos más extensos.

En una búsqueda por llevar la expresión del tiempo a un lenguaje más plástico y manual, mi investigación sigue introduciéndome en las técnicas de grabado, litografía y serigrafía.

Pero además, para la realización de imágenes, me centro en otro tema que me interesa a nivel personal y que acaba resultando indispensable en mi obra, los videojuegos antiguos.

El motivo de realizar imágenes de videojuegos antiguos, aparte del interés personal antes citado que tengo por ellos, es el nuevo tratamiento que les doy en mis obras.

Estas imágenes, que se caracterizan normalmente por sus formas geométricas, píxeles muy marcados y poca definición en detalles, son una ventana al pasado cuando las vemos en la actualidad, una ventana que nos lleva a la tecnología de hace 30 años, y que nada tiene que ver con las nuevas imágenes en alta definición que se producen actualmente.

Sin embargo, en los años 70, estas imágenes eran símbolo de la tecnología de la época, eran, realmente, algo nunca visto, una ventana al futuro.

Ése es el juego que muestro en mis imágenes, la capacidad de viajar en el tiempo, hacia el pasado o hacia el futuro, según desde cuando se observe. Además mi obra también contrasta las imágenes pixeladas y geométricamente perfectas con la imperfección del trazado manual y el tratado de los colores y texturas de las diferentes técnicas, como grabado, litografía y serigrafía.

Otros detalles en común en las imágenes es el uso de números y texto en la mayoría de ellas, haciendo referencia a la puntuación o al tiempo de juego. También hay una cosa que mantienen en común todas las estampas, que todas tienen un marco de tinta negra que enmarca la imagen y simula una televisión antigua. En el título siempre se expecifica el nombre, sistema y año de lanzamiento.

Referencias: La trilogía de Regreso al Futuro y artistas como Roman Opalka, On Kawara, etc..
  • Listening to: Migue Benítez
  • Reading: Cómo apretar los dientes
  • Watching: Lost
  • Playing: Fallout 3
  • Drinking: Aquarius


David Arellano
Artist | Professional | Varied
Current Residence: Jerez, Andalucía, Spain
Favourite style of art: Conceptual
Operating System: BASIC 1.0
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: Childhood is my homeland


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arcade-art Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
thanks for all the faves :)
trock Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Thanks for the :+fav:!
Cast- Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Great gallery!
Especially your print-work!
I was wondering where 'reus' is coming from...
Did you know that 'reus' means 'giant' in dutch?
reusdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!

I'm using "reus" as nickname for years, I simply imagined it.

Some time later, I've noticed that there is a city in Spain with the same name, but there is no relations.

Now I know it has sense in dutch too, I like its meaning.

"Bedankt!" ;)
peltipurkki Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Wonderful art, truly amazing, especially those etchings about games! :heart: may I watch you?
Adri-Gummi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
De qué me suenan esos grabados? ;) Hola!
nariopics Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Photographer
Iyooo ya no actualizas mamona xD
i-m-O-p Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
Anda! no sabía que andabas por aquí :)
CoNaNxD Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Student Artist
el nombre de reus de donde lo sacaste? de la ciudad? XD esque como pone resides en Jerez :O
ResCoProduce Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
rollo niggi
ResCoProduce Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
rollo niggi
JessicaBader Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Photographer
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :cuddle:
parallel-pam Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006   Photographer
Hi there David :-) thanks for the visit and the :+fav: on Japanese Mosaic and others :-) Much appreciated :-)
photoctet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
nice things in your gallery, i ve enjoyed especially motocross maniac and framed sky
xenosepter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
nice gallery you got here
excape25 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005   Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav:, much appreciated! :D
AsHaCaT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2005   Photographer
weeeeeee muchas graciaaaaaaaas!!! alguna peticion especial a modo de pin regalito?

paikan07 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2005

mobetter Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
hello... thank u very much for the :+fav: :)
Harukaze74 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
Esto si que es una galeria guapa... :D
rgsdesign Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005   Digital Artist
Hola te conozco?
Digital--Ice Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Alquimia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2005  Student
Gracias por el fav :P
moskeeto Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
thank you very much for the :+fav:s !:)

greetings from Bremen, Germany

Bror alias moskeeto
Poschki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005
gracias again :)
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