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Red Bull Collaboration Project

Red Bull Collective Art Project

Date Created: March, 2013

Materials: Uni-Pin Fineliners & Photoshop CS6

The Red Bull Collective Art Project is based on the “Cadavre Exquis” concept, in which each artist or collaborator adds to a Collective Art piece through being allowed to see the end of what the previous artist contributed. When I was a child, my cousins and brother would often do a childish version of this where we would create a head leaving only the neck for the next person, who would draw a body and the final person would draw the legs. Of course this would end up with a multitude of monstrosities - generally rude - often with two stomachs or sets of hips - but it was fun!

The Red Bull Collaboration allowed artists to use whatever medium they wanted, so long as they made it a continuation (in some way) from the previous entry. They were sent only a sliver of the previous artists work and would have to be inspired from there. Many of the artists just used this as an excuse to copy and paste previous work which did not fit in well with the previous entry, but many more of them followed the brief and have so far created an amazing piece of collaborative artwork.

I was determined to continue the flow of the previous picture, no matter what it was. So I spent quite a lot of time continuing the colour, texture and even the time stamp that was left in the corner. Once I had done this I drew the line art by hand and scanned it into my computer to digitally colour. I knew I wanted to go along the theme of flight and wings, because of the Red Bull slogan and decided on a butterfly theme as I wanted to represent my own artwork which tends to be quite whimsical.

The Red Bull Collective Art Project exhibited in London's Red Bull Gallery from 5th - 6th June 2013. This piece was included in the collection.

© Anastasia Catris 2013 Onwards.

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