Faiyaz Jafri (1968) was born and raised in rural Holland of Dutch and Pakistani descent. He studied at the Technical University of Delft (MS) and is self-taught as an animation artist and music composer.
With over 25 years of experience, Jafri is fluent in most aspects of digital media, its tools, and its applications, ranging from illustration to animation to 3D printing, graphic design to motion graphics to post-production and music scoring.
Jafri’s art explores Jungian archetypes in the modern world, distilling the pop references of mass media and global popular culture into a visual shorthand of neo-archetypes. His work developed from flat line art into a stripped-down 3D computer graphics style he calls hyper-unrealism. Despite the endless possibilities offered by computers today, he stays close to his subject, leaving out unnecessary frills and extras until he’s left with an image that is unambiguous and almost obscene in its blunt power.
MS, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands (Industrial Design Engineering)
Faiyaz his work has been exhibited in the form of print, paintings, video installations, animations and life size sculptures all over the world. Jafri’s award winning films have screened at prestigious festivals and museums.
He has worked for international advertising clients and magazines, and on corporate and broadcast projects, in charge of motion graphics and post-production in the USA and Hong Kong.
In recent years he has given workshops and lectures on his art and theories at universities, conferences, and festivals. He is the founder and curator of the Third Culture Film Festival in Hong Kong and is a part-time lecturer at The New School.
Motion Graphics: Introduction