Matthew Kounechongprasert

BFA, Time Arts

https://mattkoun1.wixsite.com/website

Artist Statement

The reason I make art is to express feelings and thoughts that I cannot express through words. I am mainly inspired by Japanese video games and books from my childhood. I’m drawn to re-creating my own feelings of discomfort and channeling them through fantastical imagery. Using digital media, I create work that often involves characters that are coping with displacement and discomfort in a heightened state, referencing fantasy and action imagery in dystopian environments. Ji and Koi is a 2D animation that explores those themes of dream like states and displacement in a dystopic backdrop, centering on moral ambiguity and unintentional destruction. I hope to continue to progress technically and continue to explore themes of displacement through the medium of animation.   

Biography

Matthew Kounechongprasert is an artist who lives and works in Elgin, Illinois. Most of his inspirations come from his own experiences of life and Asian culture. He focuses on mostly digital art that ranges from 2D and 3D media. He currently has an Associate in Arts from Elgin Community College and is in progress to earning his Bachelors in Fine Arts in Visual and Performing Arts focusing on Time Arts from Northern Illinois University. He became interested in art after graduating High School and has been pursuing art and is aiming to become an animator. He is currently working on the NAWA’s Game Lab Challenge with the team, Tokyo University of Technology and School of Media Science. 

Ji and Koi, 2021
2D Animation, 1920x1080px 

Ji and Koi, 2021
2D Animation , 1920x1080px 

Character Sheet, 2021
Digital Illustration, 1920x1080px 

Matthew Kounechongprasert

BFA, Time Arts

https://mattkoun1.wixsite.com/website

Artist Statement

The reason I make art is to express feelings and thoughts that I cannot express through words. I am mainly inspired by Japanese video games and books from my childhood. I’m drawn to re-creating my own feelings of discomfort and channeling them through fantastical imagery. Using digital media, I create work that often involves characters that are coping with displacement and discomfort in a heightened state, referencing fantasy and action imagery in dystopian environments. Ji and Koi is a 2D animation that explores those themes of dream like states and displacement in a dystopic backdrop, centering on moral ambiguity and unintentional destruction. I hope to continue to progress technically and continue to explore themes of displacement through the medium of animation.   

Biography

Matthew Kounechongprasert is an artist who lives and works in Elgin, Illinois. Most of his inspirations come from his own experiences of life and Asian culture. He focuses on mostly digital art that ranges from 2D and 3D media. He currently has an Associate in Arts from Elgin Community College and is in progress to earning his Bachelors in Fine Arts in Visual and Performing Arts focusing on Time Arts from Northern Illinois University. He became interested in art after graduating High School and has been pursuing art and is aiming to become an animator. He is currently working on the NAWA’s Game Lab Challenge with the team, Tokyo University of Technology and School of Media Science. 

Ji and Koi, 2021
2D Animation, 1920x1080px 

Ji and Koi, 2021
2D Animation , 1920x1080px 

Character Sheet, 2021
Digital Illustration, 1920x1080px 

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