Jul 29, 2010

María Lorenzo: between portraits and acetates

María Lorenzo Hernández is a 33 year old from Alicante (Spain), who performed "Retrato D" in 2004 after studying Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where after some initial work in the animation to achieve some impact, makes "La pantera de Rilke "(2000) where he experimented with the concept of animated painting. "Portrait of D" confirms its position as a professional filmmaker, having been awarded in many Spanish festivals and has participated in festivals such as Annecy (France), the festival of Zagreb in Croatia or Animamundi in Brazil.

In the beginning, she had a passion for painting, but she saw the use of the prop as outdated, while the animation on acetate, painting, it was very attractive. Through her work, makes a clear statement and an offering to his inspiration, the Swiss animator Georges Schwizgebel, who paints with acrylic, gouache and other pigments on thousands of acetates. Acrylic paint on acetate is a process inherited from the classical animation, and today nobody uses, "but Mary has found a way to innovate in this regard, turning to the support and painting the front, as if it were on canvas or paper, so the vibe painted form one image to another.

At the end of this article, we share a picture of one of his last works, La Flor Carnívora, a new success of the cheerleader, present in many festivals.

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