I had been wondering where PES went as I hadn’t seen much from him in awhile. But alas, he is back, and his genius is intact. His new short is a nostalgic retreat to the video game classics we all know and love in the unique PES style of taking irrelevant objects, and making them relevant. His stop motion is amazing. Pay attention to the way the ship moves in his asteroids rendition. That ease and drift just blows me away. Truly in a class of its own.
Peter Sluszka of Hornet, brings this piece to the table.
“With a heavily desaturated look, Ã¢â‚¬Å“SamsonÃ¢â‚¬Â? creates a fanciful world of paper which reads like a pop-up book using intricate cut-outs and origami. Opening with drawings of birds, the images soon pop to life as they move from 2D to 3D and begin to fly across the screen.
Allowed complete artistic freedom, Sluszka wanted to translate a note of sentimentality but steer clear of the pitfalls of clichÃƒÂ©s that would undermine the melancholic piece.”