ARI DYKIER is visual artist based in Poland. He attended Camerimage Film School and most of his career works as filmmaker. With passion for animated works he focused himself on creating animated visuals in technique of collage referring to tradition of surrealism and tradition of art itself. Inspired by artists like Jan Lenica, Bruno Schulz and Brothers Quay he develops his own ideas exploring unconsciousness, following dreams and memories.
His work refers to tradition of surreal animation and wide range of art genres. Through the visuals made from vintage illustrations he attempts to recreate experience of dream and oneiric reality taking inspiration from childhood fairytales, movies, paintings, books or music. As a self-taught animator he uses digital technics to create his content but also gives a try to traditional, hand drawing animation.
Ari frequently takes a part in festivals and events like: Live Performers Meeting (Cape Town, Rome, Amsterdam) | Visual Brasil 2017, 2018 (Barcelona) | Vj Mapping Tournament (Guadalajara, Mexico 2017) | Generate! (Tübingen) | Patchlab 2017, 2018, 2019 (Kraków) | B-Seite 2018 (Mannheim) | ROM (Budapest) | Nokta Festival 2018 (Opole) | Kyiv Lights Festival, (Kyiv) | Scope Sessions (Spektrum, Berlin) | Festival M3D Andrano Mapping Contest (Andrano, Italy 2018) | Live Cinema Festival 2018 (Rome) | SP Urban Digital Festival 2018 (São Paulo) | Festivalito 2018 (Montevideo) | VJ Experience (Nice) | Jerusalem Light Festival 2019 | Dour Festival 2019 | Nokta 2019 | Circle of Light, Art Vision 2019, Moscow | Light Move Festival 2019, Łódź.
In 2017 and 2018 he made a project creating visuals for concerts of renowned polish baroque orchestra Arte dei Suonatori. For Live Cinema Festival he created projects with contemporary musician Ewa Liebchen.
• First Prize at Vj Contest, Art Vision 2019 Moscow • Second Prize at Vj Battle Kyiv Lights Festival • Second Prize at Live Mapping Contest at LPM 2018 Rome • Second Prize at M3D Andrano Mapping Contest 2018 Italy • Special Prize in Novi Ligure Mapping Competition 2019